Dental Assistant Jobs in Lafayette, IN

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 - Lafayette, IN
Overview Deerfoot Trails Family Dental - Lafayette, IN Dental Assistant Open Up to A Whole New Dental Experience Imagine working in a place which delivers best in class patient care and focuses on putting...
1 day ago
Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette, IN
Is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or licensed dentist (DDS), and 3. Has two years of directly related work experience....
2 days ago
Indiana University-Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN (5 miles from Lafayette, IN)
License Upon Hire Preferred Dental Assistant Certification Upon Hire SKILLS Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner Demonstrated customer...
19 days ago
Indiana University-Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN (5 miles from Lafayette, IN)
Intermediate Requirements EDUCATION Required High school diploma or GED WORK EXPERIENCE Required 1 year of assisting in applicable specialty dental assisting LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Required Indiana X-Ray...
30+ days ago
Indiana University-Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN (5 miles from Lafayette, IN)
Intermediate Requirements EDUCATION Required High school diploma or GED WORK EXPERIENCE Required 1 year of assisting in applicable specialty dental assisting LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Required Indiana X-Ray...
30+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Lafayette, IN
Assistant at a Heartland Dental supported office, you will organize and maintain lab equipment, take and develop X-rays and provide comprehensive post-operative dental procedures to patients....
45+ days ago
North American Dental Group - West Lafayette, IN (5 miles from Lafayette, IN)
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...
45+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lafayette, IN

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

$36,899

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Highest Education Level

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

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