Dental Assistant Jobs in Tampa, 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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Tarpon Springs, FL (19 miles from Tampa, FL)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be supporting many sides of the practice, greeting and guiding patients, and helping out across the office as needed....
2 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Brandon, FL (10 miles from Tampa, FL)
Qualifications Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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2 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
REO Consulting, LLC - Wesley Chapel, FL (19 miles from Tampa, FL)
*Wells Endodontics in Wesley Chapel, FL is looking for a full-time endodontic dental assistant....
2 days ago
St Petersburg, FL (16 miles from Tampa, FL)
HIRING RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- Full Time Position Available Academy for Dental Assistants is a Dental Assistant Training School looking for a long-term team member to join us as a full-time...
1 day ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Riverview, FL (11 miles from Tampa, FL)
Our Riverview dental group is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated, full-time Orthodontic Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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2 days ago
Tampa, FL
We are looking for a experienced dental assistant who is dependable and a team player. Dental assistants should be well-organized with great attention to detail....
1 day ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Tampa, FL
Job Details Job Location : FL - New Tampa - Tampa, FL Position Type : Dental Assistant Salary Range : Undisclosed Description Assist hygienist in providing dental treatment, care and education to patients...
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2 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Tampa, FL
Preferred Experience: Previous experience as a Lead Dental Assistant. GRADE REQUIREMENTS Creditable Experience (a) Knowledge of Current Professional Dental Assistant Practices....
1 day ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - St Petersburg, FL (16 miles from Tampa, FL)
Qualifications Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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1 day ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
South Tampa Smiles - Tampa, FL 33629, FL (3 miles from Tampa, FL)
We are looking for an experienced dental assistant that is self-motivated, reliable, and loves what they do....
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Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Riverview, FL (11 miles from Tampa, FL)
Job Details Job Location : FL - Riverview - Riverview, FL Position Type : Dental Assistant Salary Range : Undisclosed Description Assist hygienist in providing dental treatment, care and education to...
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2 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Tampa, FL
We are a growing busy office in search of YOU! We need an outgoing people person who can care for our patients. We have amazing doctors and we do not need people to sell our cases! We are NOT a...
2 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Riverview, FL (11 miles from Tampa, FL)
Our Riverview dental group is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated, full-time Orthodontic Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
2 days ago
Saint Petersburg, FL (16 miles from Tampa, FL)
Busy private practice is in need of an experienced Dental Assistant....
2 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Brandon, FL (10 miles from Tampa, FL)
Overview Our Riverview dental group is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated, full-time Orthodontic Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
2 days ago

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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...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Tampa, FL

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

$38,596

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Tampa, 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 Tampa, FL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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