Dental Assistant Jobs in Florida

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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Great Expressions Dental Centers - Miami Gardens, FL
Apply now Your qualifications: X-Ray/Radiology Certification where state regulations specify, otherwise preferred FL Dental Assisting Certification required Past experience as a Dental Assistant required...
2 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Naples, 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...
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - St Petersburg, FL
Meet Texas State Board of Dental Examiner’s requirements and obtain Registered Dental Assistant certificate in Texas....
Dental Care Alliance - Naples, FL
The Dental Assistant we hire must be EFDA & X-Ray Certified in the state of Florida and is preferred to have at least 2 years of hands on dental assisting experience....
Sage Dental - Boynton Beach, FL
Our Dental Assistants professionally assist the General Dentist chair side in a fast paced environment....
Heartland Dental - Pensacola, 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...
1 day ago
Heartland Dental - Orlando, FL
Excellent communication and organizational skills Preferred Experience If required under the state dental practice act, dental assistant certification and/or x-ray certification Working knowledge of...
1 day ago
Dental Care Alliance - Winter Park, FL
Candidates must be a Licensed Dental Assistant with at least 1 years of hands on Dental Assisting experience; and must be x-ray certified in the state of Florida....
1 day ago
Pompano Beach, FL
Responsibilities: Clean up/set up operatories Assist doctor during procedures Maintain organization of operatories and lab Digital x-rays (X-ray certification needed) Sterilization of instruments and...
2 days ago
Sage Dental - Lake Mary, FL
Our Dental Assistants professionally assist the General Dentist chair side in a fast paced environment....
Sage Dental - Jupiter, FL
one year experience in a fast-paced dental office with HMO and PPO insurance (preferred) Experience with Dentrix dental software (preferred) Travel Required: Port St....
VIP Care - Ocala, FL
Hygiene Assistant (Part-time / or Temp) OUR VISION At VIPcare Dental, our goal is to grow our company by supporting our talented professionals with a shared vision of acquisition and intrinsic...
1 day ago
Department of Veterans Affairs - Miami, FL
Employees serve as Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) under the general supervision of the Service Chief, Dental Assistant Supervisor and Lead Dental Assistant and is expected to perform administratively...
18 hours ago
University of Miami - Miami, FL
The Department of Surgery has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Dental Assistant position....
15 hours ago
Central Florida Health Care - Lakeland, FL
postoperative instructions to patients as ordered by dentistPrepare tray set-up for dental proceduresAssist in managing medical and dental emergenciesClean dental laboratory, operative, autoclave, x-ray...
8 hours ago

Demographic Data for Florida

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Florida

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

$38,402

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Florida offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • 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 Florida
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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