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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Oakbrook Terrace, IL (16 miles from Chicago, IL)
Looking to find the missing piece to our puzzle: an experienced dental receptionist. We are a team of professional, happy employees for a very busy multi-specialty office. Working for this place...
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Westchester, IL (12 miles from Chicago, IL)
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...
2 days ago
Chicago, IL
Experienced General Dental Assistant 2 years experience preferred Knowledge of: Digital imaging Computer dental software Dental terminology Good organization skills Fast paced office Dependable Full...
3 days ago
Chicago, IL
Seeking Dental Assistants and Receptionists, candidates must be team-oriented and be able to work in an atmosphere with little direction, as well as proficient in multi-tasking....
2 days ago
Heartland Dental - Buffalo Grove, IL (23 miles from Chicago, IL)
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...
2 days ago
Riverdale, IL (17 miles from Chicago, IL)
Our Dental office is currently seeking an employee to perform the duties of a dental assistant and/or possibly accept some duties at the front desk as an option We would like an employee who is neat...
2 days ago
Oak Park, IL (7 miles from Chicago, IL)
Looking to hire a full-time dental assistant who can also help out in the front. Must have great people skills and be able to multitask in a fast paced dental office....
3 days ago
Destiny Dental - Chicago, IL
Fast Growing Dental Company seeks a full time dental assistant and a full time receptionist for our busy, family practice in the Chatham neighborhood of SE Chicago.....
1 day ago
Affordable Care - Arlington Heights, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)
Job Information Affordable Care DDS Dental Assistant in Arlington Heights, Illinois Overview Are you a Dental Assistant looking for a rewarding career and opportunity to grow in one of the nation's...
1 day ago
Elmhurst, IL (14 miles from Chicago, IL)
We are a pediatric dental office seeking an energetic and motivated dental assistant. Experience is not required, but an upbeat and positive attitude is a MUST!...
3 days ago
TATIANA OSTANINA DDS, LTD - River Forest, IL (8 miles from Chicago, IL)
An assistant should be proficient in taking digital radiographs, four handed dentistry and infection control procedures....
4 days ago
Chicago, IL
Position available for a full time/ part time dental assistant in downtown Chicago. One year of experience at a dental office is required. Ability to communicate well with others is expected....
4 days ago
Chicago, IL
Dental Terminology Able to adapt to a "Fast Paced" working environment Great Team Player/Good Communication Skills Flexible Schedule Benefits : Competitive Salary Training Program Health/Dental Benefits...
4 days ago
Chicago, IL
Assistants provide aid by working alongside the dentist during all aspects of General Dentistry. They hand instruments and materials to the provider while maintaining isolation....
4 days ago
Smile Doctors - Kenilworth, IL (13 miles from Chicago, IL)
Orthodontic Assistant Kenilworth, IL 60043, USA Req #639 Monday, June 14, 2021 The vision of Smile Doctors is our people-first culture which creates an environment of passionate, caring Team...
4 days ago

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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.

$38,577

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Chicago, IL offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (27.1%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.6%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • 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 Chicago, IL
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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