Dental Assistant Jobs in Decatur, GA

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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Aspen Dental - Loganville, GA (23 miles from Decatur, GA)
Dental Assistant Certificate with prior assistant experience necessary. X-ray certification required....
2 days ago
Aspen Dental - Tucker, GA (7 miles from Decatur, GA)
Dental Assistant Certificate with prior assistant experience necessary. X-ray certification required....
2 days ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Marietta, GA (19 miles from Decatur, GA)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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2 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Aspen Dental - Norcross, GA (12 miles from Decatur, GA)
Dental Assistant Certificate with prior assistant experience necessary. X-ray certification required....
2 days ago
State of Georgia - Decatur, GA
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Dental Assistant at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located...
1 day ago
Heartland Dental - Decatur, GA
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...
1 day ago
Heartland Dental - Johns Creek, GA (22 miles from Decatur, GA)
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...
1 day ago
Smile Doctors - Roswell, GA (20 miles from Decatur, GA)
Orthodontic Assistant Roswell, GA, USA Woodstock, GA, USA Req #214 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 The vision of Smile Doctors Braces is our people-first culture which creates an environment of...
1 day ago
Dental Care Alliance - Roswell, GA (20 miles from Decatur, GA)
The candidate we select is preferred to be a Certified Dental Assistant with a minimum of 2 years of Dental Assistant experience. We offer a competitive salary, plus benefits!...
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8 hours ago Dental Care Alliance
NaphCare, Inc. - Atlanta, GA (5 miles from Decatur, GA)
Dental Assistant - Full Time - Evenings Work Location: Fulton County Jail State/Territory: US-GA City: Atlanta # of Openings: 1 Status: Full time Shift: 2nd Description NaphCare is hiring a strong Dental...
6 hours ago
Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Atlanta, GA (5 miles from Decatur, GA)
Qualifications Active Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification....
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3 days ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Oakhurst Medical Centers Incorporated - Stone Mountain, GA (5 miles from Decatur, GA)
Job Information Oakhurst Medical Centers Inc Dental Assistant in Stone Mountain, Georgia The Dental Assistant is responsible for supporting the delivery of dental care by, preparing and maintaining...
3 days ago
Kilcrease Financial,Inc. Recruiting for Financial,Dental,Medical Services - Atlanta, GA 30328, GA (12 miles from Decatur, GA)
Dental Assistant Job Duties: • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping...
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5 days ago Kilcrease  Financial,Inc. Recruiting for Financial,Dental,Medical Services
Pacific Dental Services - Snellville, GA (14 miles from Decatur, GA)
terminology, instruments and equipment Benefits Medical, dental and vision insurance Continuing Education (CE Units) Paid time off Tuition Reimbursement Child care assistance 401K Paid time to volunteer...
5 days ago
Vital Smiles - Norcross, GA (12 miles from Decatur, GA)
Job Description To apply go to our website: purpose and summary of role the primary purpose of the dental assistant (da) role is to ensure the dentists are set up for success prior to interfacing with...
6 days ago

Demographic Data for Decatur, GA

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Introduction to Dental Medicine
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Decatur, GA

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

$36,967

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Decatur, GA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • 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 Decatur, GA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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