Dental Assistant Jobs in Tallahassee, FL

Aid dentist as required, especially in areas such as direct patient care, office duties, and preparing materials for treatments. Dental assistants are typically responsible for directly supporting dentists to ensure that procedures run smoothly. They manage equipment such as suction hoses to keep the patient’s mouth dry and workable during treatment, sterilize instruments, and develop X-rays/perform other lab tasks under dentist oversight. Additionally, they coordinate with clients to deliver information on effective hygiene techniques, schedule appointments, and arrange billing/payment. Because many of their tasks involve interaction with dentists and patients, they need to have strong interpersonal skills.

Depending on state regulations, dental assistants may perform coronal polishing to eliminate soft deposits, protect teeth from cavities with sealant or fluoride, and/or prepare patients for procedures by applying topical anesthetic. Some are also expected to prepare materials for temporary crowns and casts of teeth.

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Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Tallahassee, FL
Qualifications Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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6 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Tallahassee, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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10 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Dental Office in Tallahassee - Tallahassee, FL
Dental Assistant Needed For General Dentistry Practice Experience required CDA/EDA Preferred Full Time Monday Thursday Salary and benefit and benefits included. Click to apply!...
19 days ago
Centurion - Monticello, FL (23 miles from Tallahassee, FL)
We are currently seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join our team at Jefferson Correctional Institution located in Monticello, Florida....
19 days ago
Tallahassee Community College - Tallahassee, FL
Dental Assistant/Hygiene Adjunct Faculty ** APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until filled** Tallahassee Community College announces openings for the following adjunct faculty position in the Healthcare Professions...
25 days ago
Heartland Dental - Tallahassee, FL
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
45+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Tallahassee, FL
Overview Expanded Function Dental Assistant Why join a Heartland Dental supported office?...
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Tallahassee, FL

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Tallahassee, FL

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Tallahassee, FL as reported by the BLS.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Tallahassee, FL offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Tallahassee, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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