Dental Assistant Jobs in Tarpon Springs, 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 - Wesley Chapel, FL (22 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
your first step after Dental Assistant school to gain great experience in the industry?...
Heartland Dental - Weeki Wachee, FL (23 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
8 hours ago
Great Expressions - Pinellas Park, FL (20 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Apply now Qualifications Your qualifications: X-Ray/Radiology Certification where state regulations specify, otherwise preferred FL Dental Assisting Certification required Past experience as a Dental...
3 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Lutz, FL (12 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Tampa, FL (19 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Work professionally and maintain patient confidentiality per HIPPA QUALIFICATIONS Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification or a Registered or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) license...
State of Florida - Largo, FL (17 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Dental Assistant Your Specific Responsibilities: Works as a team and utilizes expertise as a dental assistant in assisting the dentist in all clinical procedures....
3 days ago
Great Expressions - Tampa, FL (19 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Apply now Qualifications Your qualifications: X-Ray/Radiology Certification where state regulations specify, otherwise preferred FL Dental Assisting Certification required Past experience as a Dental...
4 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Tarpon Springs, FL
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Largo, FL (17 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
after Dental Assistant school to gain great experience in the industry?...
Wal-Mart - Wesley Chapel, FL (22 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Expanded Function Permits Primary Location... 28500 STATE ROAD 54, WESLEY CHAPEL, FL 33543-3210, United States of America About Walmart At Walmart, we help people save...
4 days ago
Sage Dental - Oldsmar, FL (7 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Sage Dental is seeking a Dental Assistant to join our Oldsmar office! Are you looking for an opportunity to grow with a successful company?...
Heartland Dental - New Port Richey, FL (7 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
4 days ago
Wal-Mart - Wesley Chapel, FL (22 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Expanded Function Permits Primary Location... 28500 STATE ROAD 54, WESLEY CHAPEL, FL 33543-3210, United States of America About Walmart At Walmart, we help people save...
4 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Largo, FL (17 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
If hygiene assistant has current Registered Dental Assistant license in California and coronal polishing certification, perform coronal polishing and floss patients, as instructed by hygienist....
ECMC Group - Tampa, FL (19 miles from Tarpon Springs, FL)
functions 5+ years practical work experience as a Dental Assistant with expanded functions in the last 10 years Must have or complete CPR/BLS training within 60 days of hire Experience using Microsoft...
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Tarpon Springs, FL

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

$38,596

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Tarpon Springs, FL offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.2%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • Master's Degree (2.2%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

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

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