Dental Assistant Jobs in Idaho

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.

Search Dental Assistant Jobs

1-15 of 34 Jobs
Meridian, ID
Stone Creek Dental is looking for an organized, patient oriented dental assistant. This position would be full time opportunity....
6 hours ago
MHM Services, Inc. - Kuna, ID
Certification and/or previous experience performing dental x-rays preferred Must maintain current tuberculosis screening documentation and active CPR certification Ability to obtain a security clearance...
1 day ago
Loftus Family Dental - Coeur d Alene, Idaho - Coeur d Alene, ID
Experience would include expanded function certifications; x-ray certified, coronal polishing, sealants, fluoride treatments, temporary crowns, nitrous oxide certified, familiar with Open Dental software...
Terry Reilly Health Services - Nampa, ID
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Perform four handed dentistry, explain treatment plans and procedures to patients, including treatment costs....
7 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....
10 days ago
Wayne L. Claiborne, D.D.S. - Boise, ID
at Wayne L. Claiborne, D.D.S. in Boise, Idaho, United States Job Description Seating patients, Assist Dentist, clean and set up of operatories, clean and sterilize instruments, develop and mount...
10 days ago
Valley Family Health Care - Payette, ID
POSITION TITLE: Dental Assistant RESPONSIBLE TO: Dental Director FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt QUALIFICATIONS: Oregon Certificate of Radiological Proficiency Oregon Certificate of Expanded Functions (EFDA...
11 days ago
Nampa, ID
KNOWLEDGE: Can perform clinical dental procedures of Certified Dental Assistant....
12 days ago
Idaho Falls, ID
Qualifications are as follows: *Part time expanded functions dental assistant *Part time hours. *Experience preferred but not required. Onsite training available. *Benefits available....
12 days ago
Avondale Dental Center, LLC - Post Falls, ID
Our busy dental practice in Post Falls is searching for a dedicated Dental Assistant who can take great care of our patients and assist during patient appointments....
12 days ago
Idaho Falls, ID
Legacy Dental is looking for a competent, self-motivating full time dental assistant....
15 days ago
Willamette Dental - Boise, ID
The dental assistant must be proficient in coronal polishing and sealant placement....
18 days ago
Post Falls, ID
We are a fast growing, privately owned dental office in Post Falls, seeking a talented & enthusiastic Dental Assistant/Front Desk Associate to join us in a great deal of fun....
18 days ago
Micron Technology, Inc. - Boise, ID
Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Join an inclusive team passionate about one thing: using their expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation...
23 days ago
Heritage Health - Post Falls, ID
&/li&&li&Trains all dental assistants in the use of Dentrix.&/li&&li&Assists dentists and dental assistants with emergency care of patients in the clinic....
24 days ago

Demographic Data for Idaho

Moving to Idaho? Find some basic demographic data about Idaho below.


1,566,941
45,518

Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other...


Dental Assistant Fundamentals: 1st Step To Be Professional
Its never been easier, more affordable, or more important to make choices about your education online and you trust Alpha Academy with your future.Learn to stand out in the crowd and show your...

Title Synonyms

Users interested in this job title also searched for the following job titles

Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Idaho

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

$33,756

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Idaho 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Idaho
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

Dental Assistant Related Career Advice Articles

Dental Assistants vs. Dental Hygienists - What's the Difference?

A comprehensive comparison of the education, credentials, job duties, and salary between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist.


How to Become a Dental Hygienist in 4 Steps

Interested in a dental hygienist career? Learn how to get started in this rewarding field.


Quick Guide to Advanced DANB Certifications

Learn more about the exams, prerequisites, and other requirements needed to earn advanced DANB credentials such as the COA, CPFDA, and CRFDA designations.