Dental Assistant Jobs in Edwardsville, 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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Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Looking to add an experienced Dental Assistant to our growing practice. We are in search of a patient-focused, team-oriented individual that is motivated to work. Expanded Functions is a plus!...
2 days ago
Heartland Dental - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, 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...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Orthodontic Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
23 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
As a Periodontal Dental Assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
21 hours ago
Aria Care Partners - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
REQUIREMENTS: Dental Assistant Certification preferred. 1 year clinical experience as a Dental Assistant preferred. Valid Driver's License with no moving violations in the last 5 years....
23 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Now is the time to join a fast growing organization. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next...
22 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
21 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Alton, IL (11 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
2 days ago
Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
You will have an opportunity to grow in your knowledge and skills as a dental assistant under the guidance of an experienced and friendly dentist....
4 days ago
Wexford Health - East Saint Louis, IL (18 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
POSITION: Dental Assistant SCHEDULE: PRN FACILITY: Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center LOCATION: East. St....
8 days ago
Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Full time or Part time position available, experienced Dental Assistant preferred. We are looking for a reliable and dependable individual for a family focused private practice with 2 doctors....
9 days ago
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation - Sauget, IL (18 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Must be a graduate of an accredited school for Dental Assistants. Previous dental assistant experience preferred, but not required....
12 days ago
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation - Centreville, IL (21 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Must be a graduate of an accredited school for Dental Assistants. Previous dental assistant experience preferred, but not required....
14 days ago
Midwest Dental - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Overview Dental Assistant Midwest Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
enroot - Saint Louis, MO (20 miles from Edwardsville, IL)
Innovative mobile dental company seeking an experienced Dental Assistant to support our growing business in West St Louis County/St Charles....
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Edwardsville, IL

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

$37,326

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Highest Education Level

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

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