Dental Assistant Jobs in Rigby, ID

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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Willamette Dental - Idaho Falls, ID (11 miles from Rigby, ID)
Work under the supervision of a dentist, and perform all aspects of four-handed dentistry and dental assisting duties, within the scope outlined by the state's dental practice act....
6 days ago
Townesquare Dental - Rigby, ID
Our office is looking for an experienced (1-2 + years) friendly, dependable, self-motivated individual to join our Dental Assistant team. We are offering both full-time and part-time hours....
18 days ago
Idaho Falls, ID (11 miles from Rigby, ID)
Qualifications are as follows: *Part time expanded functions dental assistant *Part time hours. *Experience preferred but not required. Onsite training available. *Benefits available....
20 days ago
Idaho Falls, ID (11 miles from Rigby, ID)
Legacy Dental is looking for a competent, self-motivating full time dental assistant....
23 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Rigby, ID

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

$31,593

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Highest Education Level

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

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