Dental Assistant Jobs in Illinois

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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United Dental Partners - 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
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...
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics - Naperville, IL
Dental Office is looking for a motivated, loyal, caring dental assistant to join our growing, well-established practice....
Dental 360 And Associates - Chicago, IL
Dental 360 & Associates is seeking an EXPERIENCED, energetic, friendly, skilled, hard-working, dedicated and organized Dental Assistant to join our team....
2 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Chicago, IL
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Dr. Thomas F Brown - Naperville, IL
Certified in coronal polishing and sealants IV Sedation, Nitrous, & CPR/BLS certifications This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position with one Saturday a month....
Advanced Dental Care - Columbia, IL
Excellent opportunity for bonuses and advancement. If you are caring, organized, have great communication skills, and are a team player we would love to have you join our team. Experience...
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....
2 days ago
United Dental Partners - Elgin, IL
We are looking for A Full-time qualified Dental Assistant to join our premiere dental practice in Chicago, IL!...
Smile Doctors - Kenilworth, IL
The vision of Smile Doctors is our people-first culture which creates an environment of passionate, caring Team Members dedicated to providing fun and encouraging relationships with each other and...
3 days ago
Dental 360 And Associates - Chicago, IL
Dental 360 & Associates is seeking an EXPERIENCED, energetic, friendly, skilled, hard-working, dedicated and organized Dental Assistant to join our team....
DentalOne Partners - Tinley Park, IL
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Savin Dental Associates - Glencoe, IL
Our practice is looking for an experienced dental assistant who will continue to make our office more efficient and pleasant for patients....
Wexford Health - East Saint Louis, IL
POSITION: Dental Assistant SCHEDULE: PRN FACILITY: Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center LOCATION: East. St....
3 days ago
Veterans Health Administration - Hines, IL
Serves as staff dental assistant at the full performance level for routine patient care and performs a full range of duties with indirect supervision from the lead or supervisory dental assistant or...
3 days ago

Demographic Data for Illinois

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Illinois

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

$38,189

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Illinois 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Illinois
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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