Dental Assistant Jobs in Kentucky

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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Mortenson Dental Partners - Shelbyville, KY
REQUIREMENTS EDDA Certificate / EFDA Certificate High School Diploma Clerical Experience X-Ray Certification CPR Certification DESIRABLES Associates Degree DANB (Indiana) OSHA Coronal Polishing 1-3...
21 hours ago
Gina Johnson-Higgins, DMD, PSC - Lexington, KY
Seeking EDDA who is energetic, takes initiative, focuses on patients' needs and wants, and is technically excellent. Tasks include hands-on patient care, providing excellent customer care, taking...
2 days ago
Mortenson Dental Partners - Louisville, KY
REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma Dental Assistant Certificate / EDDA Certificate / EFDA Certificate Clerical Experience X-Ray Certification CPR Certification DESIRABLES Associates Degree DANB (Indiana...
1 day ago
Mortenson Dental Partners - Louisville, KY
DESIRABLES Dental Assistant Certificate / EDDA Certificate / EFDA Certificate Associate's Degree OSHA Coronal Polishing 3-5 years experience Open Dental Digital X-Ray Ultra-Sonic Sterilizer Autoclave...
6 days ago
Mortenson Dental Partners - Louisville, KY
Polishing, Radiograph Certifications DESIRABLES Basic dental assisting course completed Intraoral camera Caries detection Open Dental software experience Digital Radiograph Technology Clerical skills...
7 days ago
Park Duvalle Community Health - Louisville, KY
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA) Park Duvalle Community Health - Louisville, KY Apply Park DuValle Community Health Center is a 501c3 non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served...
7 days ago
Kid's Dentistree - Georgetown, KY
Assists dentists and hygienists in quality diagnosis through x-rays, verbal communication, and other dental tests as directed....
9 days ago
Mortenson Family Dental - Shepherdsville, KY
Qualifications Education Preferred Hygiene : Bachelors degree or better Licenses & Certifications Required Radiography Certification Coronal Polishing Cert CPR Certification...
9 days ago
Gina Johnson-Higgins, DMD, PSC - Lexington, KY
Seeking EDDA who is energetic, takes initiative, focuses on patients' needs and wants, and is technically excellent. Tasks include hands-on patient care, providing excellent customer care, taking...
Confidential - Louisville, KY
Medical / Dental Assistant experience preferred. Must have own reliable transportation, good driving record and car insurance....
Affordable Care - Hopkinsville, KY
Job ID 2021-15052 Category Dental Assistants and Front Desk Associates...
11 days ago
Mortenson Dental Partners - Florence, KY
REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma Clerical Experience X-Ray Certification CPR Certification DESIRABLES EDDA Certificate Associates Degree DANB (Indiana) OSHA Coronal Polishing 1-3 years experience Open...
15 days ago
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Paducah, KY
Dental Assistant (CDA) credential Current CPR certification, or ability to obtain prior to employment Background in current knowledge of dental assisting Previous dental related teaching experience...
16 days ago
Mortenson Dental Partners - La Grange, KY
REQUIREMENTS EDDA Certificate / EFDA Certificate High School Diploma Clerical Experience X-Ray Certification CPR Certification DESIRABLES Associates Degree DANB (Indiana) OSHA Coronal Polishing 1-3...
17 days ago
Mortenson Dental Partners - La Grange, KY
REQUIREMENTS EDDA Certificate / EFDA Certificate High School Diploma Clerical Experience X-Ray Certification CPR Certification DESIRABLES Associates Degree DANB (Indiana) OSHA Coronal Polishing 1-3...
17 days ago

Demographic Data for Kentucky

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Kentucky

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

$34,978

Highest Education Level

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

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