Dental Assistant Jobs in Wheeling, 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 (20 miles from Wheeling, 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...
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University of Illinois - Chicago, IL (20 miles from Wheeling, 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....
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University of Illinois - Chicago, IL (20 miles from Wheeling, 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...
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Chicago, IL (20 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Full Time Dental Assistant wanted for busy Chicago, IL 60630 office. Some experience preferred. Eaglesoft experience preferred. Vacation, Health and Retirement benefits available....
2 days ago
Chicago, IL (20 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Daily work includes seating and assisting patients with four-handed dentistry, room and instrument sterilization and patient support....
2 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Skokie, IL (11 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
DentalOne Partners - Schaumburg, IL (10 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
United Dental Partners - Chicago, IL (13 miles from Wheeling, 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 (13 miles from Wheeling, 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...
United Dental Partners - Elgin, IL (17 miles from Wheeling, IL)
We are looking for A Full-time qualified Dental Assistant to join our premiere dental practice in Chicago, IL!...
DentalOne Partners - Chicago, IL (20 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Always There Dental Care - Chicago, IL (20 miles from Wheeling, 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....
5 days ago
Dental 360 And Associates - Chicago, IL (20 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Dental 360 & Associates is seeking an EXPERIENCED, energetic, friendly, skilled, hard-working, dedicated and organized Dental Assistant to join our team....
5 days ago
Smile Doctors - Kenilworth, IL (11 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Orthodontic Assistant Kenilworth, IL 60043, USA Req #1259 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 The vision of Smile Doctors is our people-first culture which creates an environment of passionate, caring...
6 days ago
Dental 360 And Associates - Chicago, IL (16 miles from Wheeling, IL)
Dental 360 & Associates is seeking an EXPERIENCED, energetic, friendly, skilled, hard-working, dedicated and organized Dental Assistant to join our team....

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Wheeling, IL

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

$38,577

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Highest Education Level

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

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