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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Familia Dental - Decatur, IL
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Dental Assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills....
3 days ago
Crystal Lake Pediatric Dental, Ltd - Crystal Lake, IL
Coronal polishing and/or sealant certificates a plus! Salary based on experience. Mon-Thurs 8am- 5:30pm. Benefits....
3 days ago
Des Plaines, IL
Located at Des Plaines / Niles Area, Looking for Part Time Bilingual (Spanish / English) Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant Program Candidates Welcome, High School Graduate Students Welcome, Dental...
1 day ago
Edwardsville, IL
We are looking for an experienced dental assistant to join our team! We work Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, doing general dentistry in Edwardsville Illinois....
21 hours ago
Affordable Care - North Aurora, IL
Job Information Affordable Care Dental Assistant/Front Desk Assistant in North Aurora, Illinois Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant / Front Office Assistant!...
1 day ago
Chicagoland Smile Group - Yorkville, IL
Manus Dental Yorkville is looking to add a part time Dental Assistant to our growing practice!...
1 day ago
Medical Center Dental Associates - Melrose Park, IL
Chairside Assisting needed for our two locations - Elk Grove and Melrose Park Take x-rays, impressions, and pour models Sterilization Knowledge with assisting in RCT, crowns, restorations Set up rooms...
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15 hours ago
Midwest Dental - Pontiac, IL
Midwest Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states. Do you thrive on giving exceptional patient service?...
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3 days ago Midwest Dental
Affordable Care - Champaign, IL
Job Information Affordable Care Dental Assistant in Champaign, Illinois Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant!...
20 hours ago
Randallwood Dental - St Charles, IL 60174, IL
Required Skills One year certified dental assistant program; or Six months on-the-job experience; or High school diploma and demonstrated ability to assume dental assistant responsibilities....
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1 day ago Randallwood Dental
Smile Doctors - Batavia, IL
Orthodontic Assistant Batavia, IL, USA Geneva, IL, USA Req #135 Thursday, January 21, 2021 The vision of Smile Doctors Braces is our people-first culture which creates an environment of...
2 days ago
Midwest Dental - Danville, IL
Midwest Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states. Do you thrive on giving exceptional patient service?...
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15 hours ago Midwest Dental
Chicago, IL
Located in Albany Park in Chicago Area, Looking for Part Time Bilingual (Spanish / English) Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant Program Candidates Welcome, College Student Welcome, Dental Clinic Will...
1 day ago
Crystal Lake Pediatric Dental, Ltd - Lakewood, IL
Coronal polishing and/or sealant certificates a plus Salary based on experience. Mon-Thurs 8am- 5:30pm. Benefits....
13 hours ago
Stephens Dentistry - Evanston, IL 60201, IL
We are in search of a top-notch, experienced dental assistant to join our team. This position has full-time benefits! We want, “the best of the best!”...
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4 hours ago Stephens Dentistry

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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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

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Illinois offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • 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 Illinois
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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