Dental Assistant Jobs in Chicago, IL

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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University of Illinois - Chicago, IL
Restorative Dentistry Ideal candidates will be able to provide chair-side surgical and restorative assistance by transferring dental instruments using the four-handed dentistry technique; will know...
1 day ago
North American Dental Group - Downers Grove, IL (20 miles from Chicago, IL)
Dental Assisting Certification, state required education, or prior on the job training One or more years of experience preferred Radiography/ X-RAY certification for respective state Proficient in MS...
6 hours ago
University of Illinois - Chicago, IL
Reports on malfunctioning operatory or x-ray equipment to appropriate personnel; helps identify and report general maintenance problems in the clinic Obtains digital x-rays, processes and mounts dental...
1 day ago
University of Illinois - Chicago, IL
Prepare dental units for patient treatment. including sterilization, x-ray and reception functions. Receive and prepare patients for dental treatment, assist the dentist at the chair side....
1 day ago
Itasca, IL (18 miles from Chicago, IL)
Dental Assistant....
14 hours ago
Park Ridge, IL (12 miles from Chicago, IL)
Our general dentistry office is seeking a full time dental assistant to add to our incredible team....
17 hours ago
North American Dental Group - Lombard, IL (18 miles from Chicago, IL)
Overview Grove Dental Associates Dental Assistant - Sign on Bonus $2,000.00 Open Up to A Whole New Dental Experience Imagine working in a place which delivers best in class patient care and focuses...
1 day ago
DentalOne Partners - Skokie, IL (9 miles from Chicago, IL)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
DentalOne Partners - Schaumburg, IL (23 miles from Chicago, IL)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Chicago, IL
Daily work includes seating and assisting patients with four-handed dentistry, room and instrument sterilization and patient support....
4 days ago
Chicago, IL
Full Time Dental Assistant wanted for busy Chicago, IL 60630 office. Some experience preferred. Eaglesoft experience preferred. Vacation, Health and Retirement benefits available....
4 days ago
United Dental Partners - Chicago, IL (6 miles from Chicago, IL)
We are looking for A Full-time qualified Dental Assistant to join our premiere dental practice in Chicago, IL!...
United Dental Partners - Chicago, IL (6 miles from Chicago, IL)
Functions Dental Assisting and Coronal Polishing Certifications are a plus Current CPR certification is a plus Prefer 1+ years of professional experience, but will consider junior candidates with a...
DentalOne Partners - Chicago, IL
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Always There Dental Care - Chicago, IL
We're in need of an experienced Dental Assistant to join our amazing clinical family! We are located in the Lakeview/Lincoln Park area....
7 days ago

Demographic Data for Chicago, IL

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Chicago, IL

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


Highest Education Level

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

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