Dental Assistant Jobs in Kittery, ME

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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Merrimac, MA (23 miles from Kittery, ME)
Part Time Dental Assistant for Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. One Saturday a month! Excellent Opportunity to work in a Long Established Dental Practice since 2005 Our goal is Patient Oriented!...
3 days ago
Hr2Fit - Portsmouth, NH (4 miles from Kittery, ME)
Dental Assistant HR2fit Portsmouth, NH 03801 Full-time, Part-time Similar jobs pay $17.39 - $23.69 Refer friends, get paid!...
3 days ago
Great East Dental Associates - Springvale, ME (24 miles from Kittery, ME)
Job Details Job Order Number 516716 Company Name Great East Dental Associates Physical Address 460 main street, Suite#1 Springvale, ME 04083 Job Description Assists dentist in all procedures....
4 days ago
Aspen Dental - Portsmouth, NH (4 miles from Kittery, ME)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
14 days ago
Aspen Dental - Portsmouth, NH (4 miles from Kittery, ME)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
19 days ago
Heartland Dental - Kittery, ME
Dental Assistant DA/General Dental Assistant $5,000 Sign on Bonus!...
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Seabrook, NH (17 miles from Kittery, ME)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
90+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Exeter, NH (16 miles from Kittery, ME)
Overview Dental Assistant DA/General Dental Assistant Become Part of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Dental Assistant $1,000 sign on Bonus!...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Kittery, ME

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

$40,983

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Highest Education Level

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

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