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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Anne Arundel Community College - Arnold, MD (23 miles from Columbia, MD)
Noncredit, Dental Assistant Instructor Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, Maryland, United States 1 day ago Icon-Share Apply Now Description Job Details Title: Noncredit, Dental Assistant Instructor...
18 hours ago
Stynt - Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
Associated topics: assistant, dental biller, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, efda, oxide, radiographer, steps, x ray...
10 hours ago
Dental Care Alliance - Glen Burnie, MD (16 miles from Columbia, MD)
The Dental Assistant we hire must have an x-ray license/certificate for the state of Maryland; and preferably 1+ years of hands on Dental Assistant experience....
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Hero Practice Services - Baltimore, MD (15 miles from Columbia, MD)
OUTCOMES OF THE ROLE The Dental Assistant Extern's mission is to support the dentist, dental assistants and hygienists in providing excellent, high quality care to patients at a pediatric dental practice...
1 day ago
Baltimore, MD (15 miles from Columbia, MD)
Established Dental Office looking for a Dental Assistant. At least two years working experience and must have prior working knowledge with the Softden dental software. Email resume or fax to ......
1 day ago
Hero Practice Services - Landover, MD (19 miles from Columbia, MD)
OUTCOMES OF THE ROLE The Dental Assistant Extern's mission is to support the dentist, dental assistants and hygienists in providing excellent, high quality care to patients at a pediatric dental practice...
22 hours ago
Stynt - Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
Associated topics: assistant, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, efda, oxide, radiographer, steps, x ray...
14 hours ago
Hero Practice Services - Essex, MD (24 miles from Columbia, MD)
OUTCOMES OF THE ROLE The Dental Assistant Extern's mission is to support the dentist, dental assistants and hygienists in providing excellent, high quality care to patients at a pediatric dental practice...
22 hours ago
Hero Practice Services - Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
OUTCOMES OF THE ROLE The Dental Assistant Extern's mission is to support the dentist, dental assistants and hygienists in providing excellent, high quality care to patients at a pediatric dental practice...
1 day ago
Washington, DC (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
Ever wanted to be a part of a fun, fast paced dental office? We are looking to add to our team!! Full time position in Warrenton. A great attitude and strong work ethic are our first priorities,...
18 hours ago
Quadrant - Baltimore, MD (15 miles from Columbia, MD)
in Basic Dental Assisting Must be CPR certified and X-ray Certified DUTIES: Duties include but are not limited to the following: Chair side Assisting Duties Greets and seats patients Prepares room...
1 day ago
Ellicott City, MD (6 miles from Columbia, MD)
A family oriented dental office serving the area over 35 years is seeking for a dental assistant....
2 days ago
Annapolis, MD (23 miles from Columbia, MD)
We are looking for a Dental Assistant with one or more years experience but most importantly a desire to learn and an affection for education....
2 days ago
Elkridge, MD (7 miles from Columbia, MD)
Our office is looking for a x-ray certified dental assistant. Must be proactive, adaptable and a great team player....
2 days ago
Germantown, MD (22 miles from Columbia, MD)
In search of an orthodontic assisting with 3+ years experience. Spanish speaking a plus. Monday through Thursday. Part time ranging 29 hours/week or Full time ranging 30 hours+/week if needed....
2 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...


Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia, MD

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

$39,954

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Columbia, MD offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.5%)
  • 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 Columbia, MD
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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