Dental Assistant Jobs in Joliet, 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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North American Dental Group - Bolingbrook, IL (13 miles from Joliet, 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...
17 hours ago
North American Dental Group - Downers Grove, IL (21 miles from Joliet, 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...
7 hours ago
North American Dental Group - Bolingbrook, IL (13 miles from Joliet, IL)
Overview Grove Dental Associates - Bolingbrook, IL 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...
1 day ago
United Dental Partners - Naperville, IL (11 miles from Joliet, IL)
Wheatland Dental Care in Naperville is excited to announce we are hiring Dental Assistants to join our team....
DentalOne Partners - Aurora, IL (17 miles from Joliet, IL)
Assistant that loves building and maintaining positive relationships with patients who is flexible, and willing to collaborate with other team members....
DentalOne Partners - Plainfield, IL (2 miles from Joliet, IL)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Naperville, IL (16 miles from Joliet, IL)
Polish preferred * Prior experience * Customer service skills * Self-motivated/dependable * Desire to be part of a cohesive team Software: Dentrix/Dexis - familiarity a plus COVID-19 Considerations...
4 days ago
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics - Naperville, IL (16 miles from Joliet, IL)
Dental Office is looking for a motivated, loyal, caring dental assistant to join our growing, well-established practice....
DentalOne Partners - Tinley Park, IL (20 miles from Joliet, IL)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Patrick J Bannon, DDS - Downers Grove, IL (21 miles from Joliet, IL)
Our private general dental practice in Downers Grove is seeking a full time Dental Hygienist to join our team.Our practice believe in quality dentistry, good patient relationships and overall...
9 days ago
Naperville, IL (16 miles from Joliet, IL)
clinical procedures, such as changing archwires, checking for loose brackets and bands, taking impressions as well as itero scans for study models and appliances, placing separators, and taking 3D x-rays...
10 days ago
United Dental Partners - Naperville, IL (11 miles from Joliet, IL)
Wheatland Dental Care in Naperville is excited to announce we are hiring Dental Assistants to join our team....
Heartland Dental - Minooka, IL (5 miles from Joliet, 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...
10 days ago
Naperville, IL (16 miles from Joliet, IL)
Star Smiles Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry is a Brand New state-of-the-art specialty practice in Naperville, IL *Family-owned husband and wife team ( Orthodontist and Pediatric dentist)...
24 days ago
Naperville, IL (16 miles from Joliet, IL)
Certified in coronal polishing and sealants IV Sedation, Nitrous, & CPR/BLS certifications is a PLUS! This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position with one Saturday a month....
24 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Joliet, IL

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

$38,577

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Highest Education Level

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

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