Dental Assistant Jobs in Mishawaka, 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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Lighthouse Dental - Plymouth, IN (20 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
EFDA assistant should also be certified in coronal polishing, and radiology. The hours are 9-5 Monday-Thursday. The starting pay is $30 per hour....
Corrrect Care Solutions - South Bend, IN (6 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications Notifies H.S.A...
5 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - South Bend, IN (6 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license 1+ year of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate them and recognize the...
Lighthouse Dental - Plymouth, IN (20 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
EFDA assistant should also be certified in coronal polishing, and radiology.The hours are 9-5 Monday-Thursday. The starting pay is $30 per hour....
12 days ago
Lighthouse Dental - Plymouth, IN (20 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5. The hygienist will qualify for a $500 signing bonus but must sign a contract for 1year. The pay starts at $40 per hour. We supply the uniforms. Insurance is...
12 days ago
Smile Doctors - Granger, IN (7 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
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...
14 days ago
Corrrect Care Solutions - Elkhart, IN (10 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications Notifies H.S.A...
19 days ago
Affordable Dentures & Implants - Mishawaka, IN
You will set-up and breakdown rooms, take and develop x-rays, offer chairside support, take impressions, and provide the patient with post-op instructions and care....
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Goshen, IN (15 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
Reporting directly to the Managing Clinical Director, the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
45+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Elkhart, IN (10 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
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...
45+ days ago
Trinity Health - South Bend, IN (6 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: Requires experience or formal training as a Dental Assistant. Expanded duty preferred. Licensure: Requires x-ray certification/training....
45+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Mishawaka, IN
Responsibilities Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Take dental radiographs (x-rays) Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize...
90+ days ago
Trinity Health Corporation - South Bend, IN (6 miles from Mishawaka, IN)
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: Requires experience or formal training as a Dental Assistant. Expanded duty preferred. Licensure: Requires x-ray certification/training....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Mishawaka, IN

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

$42,661

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Highest Education Level

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

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