Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia, MD

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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Dental Care Alliance - Owings Mills, MD (16 miles from Columbia, MD)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of MD Expanded Functions Certified 1 year of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences...
Fallsgrove Center for Dentistry - Rockville, MD (16 miles from Columbia, MD)
Professional appearance and demeanor is a must, making a great first impression.Certified Dental Assistant requirements include: Maryland X-ray certified with Expanded Functions, completely perform...
1 day ago
Silver Spring, MD (14 miles from Columbia, MD)
Dental Assistant Job Description Downtown Silver Spring Dental practice seeking a dental assistant trained in all phases of dentistry and must be x-ray certified....
1 day ago
Teitler Family Dental Care, LLC - Woodbine, MD (14 miles from Columbia, MD)
We’re a privately-owned & thriving dental office in Woodbine seeking a reliable & enthusiastic Chairside Dental Assistant to join us....
Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington - Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
The Dental Assistant may prepare materials for impressions and restorations, patient charting, and take dental x-rays as directed by a dentist....
15 hours ago
Glen Burnie Dental Group - Glen Burnie, MD (16 miles from Columbia, MD)
The assistant should be x-ray certified and have completed a dental assistant program.Our hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with an hour lunch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.We do offer Covid...
1 day ago
Community Clinic Inc. - Silver Spring, MD (14 miles from Columbia, MD)
The Dental assistant MUST be Bilingual (English / Spanish) and have a license to conduct x-rays....
15 hours ago
Howard University Hospital - Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
Assures that all forms are completed and signatures are on them.Operates dental x-ray equipment to process, expose and develop intraoral and extraoral radiographs for diagnostic purposes....
2 days ago
Quadrant - Tysons Corner, VA (24 miles from Columbia, MD)
Dental Assistant - Oral Surgery Assistant Tysons, VA MUST: 1+ year experience as a Dental Assistant in Oral Surgery Must have knowledge of OSHA and HIPPA regulations Must have strong communication skills...
2 days ago
DC Pearls Dental Boutique - Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
About usDC Pearls Dental Boutique is a growing dental office with two Dentists, two Dental Hygienist and three fulltime Dental Assistants, and we are looking to add an additional Dental Assistant to...
15 hours ago
Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, MD - Silver Spring, MD (14 miles from Columbia, MD)
: Certified Radiation Technologist and Qualified Dental Assistant, Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.Education: Completion of high school and proof of completion of a Dental Assistant...
15 hours ago
Dental Care Alliance - Baltimore, MD (15 miles from Columbia, MD)
This candidate must also be x-ray certified in the state of Maryland....
Quadrant, Inc. - Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
Dental Assistant - Orthodontic Assistant Washington, DC MUSTS: Experienced Dental Assistant - Orthodontic Assistant 1+ years of Orthodontic assisting experience Certified Orthodontic Assistant Experience...
15 hours ago
Baltimore, MD (15 miles from Columbia, MD)
New owner of an existing private dental practice that has been open for 60+ years is looking for a patient oriented, highly motivated and knowledgeable lead dental assistant....
2 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Owings Mills, MD (16 miles from Columbia, MD)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification required X-ray certification in the state of Maryland, required 1+ years' of hands on...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia, MD

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Highest Education Level

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

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