Dental Assistant Jobs in Ellicott City, 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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North American Dental Group - Gaithersburg, MD (22 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Overview Monumnet Endodontics & Periodontics Dental Assistant Open Up to A Whole New Dental Experience Imagine working in a place which delivers best in class patient care and focuses on putting every...
2 days ago
Pikesville, MD (8 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
We are seeking a dental assistant for a part time position in our office....
1 day ago
Gaithersburg, MD (22 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
We are seeking an experienced dental assistant to join our office/team on a full-time basis. We are located in the heart of Gaithersburg in a professional building....
11 hours ago
Catonsville, MD (2 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
We are seeking a dental assistant for a full time or part time position in our office....
1 day ago
Quadrant - Baltimore, MD (9 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Dental Assistant - Treatment Coordinator Baltimore, MD Must: Have experience as a Dental Assistant - Treatment Coordinator Certification in Basic Dental Assisting X-ray certified a plus Must be Basic...
1 day ago
Cockeysville, MD (17 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIILITIES of an Orthodontic Dental Assistant include: - chairside assisting for dentist - running column of orthodontic treatment - administrative responsibilities such as following...
2 days ago
Quadrant - Olney, MD (16 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Dental Assistant - Treatment Coordinator Montgomery County, MD Must: Have experience as a Dental Assistant - Treatment Coordinator Certification in Basic Dental Assisting X-ray certified CPR Certified...
9 hours ago
Heartland Dental - Severna Park, MD (18 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Overview FULL TIME + FULL BENEFITS Our office is seeking a friendly Dental Assistant to support the clinical treatment care of our patients....
2 days ago
Brooklyn, MD (10 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Full Time dental assistant needed. X-ray certification is a MUST! Please be dependable, possess a positive attitude a be a team player. Some evenings are required....
2 days ago
Anne Arundel Community College - Arnold, MD (22 miles from Ellicott City, 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...
5 days ago
Hero Practice Services - Essex, MD (19 miles from Ellicott City, 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...
5 days ago
Hero Practice Services - Landover, MD (24 miles from Ellicott City, 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...
5 days ago
Quadrant - Baltimore, MD (9 miles from Ellicott City, 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...
5 days ago
Baltimore, MD (9 miles from Ellicott City, 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 ......
5 days ago
Hero Practice Services - Baltimore, MD (9 miles from Ellicott City, 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...
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Ellicott City, MD

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

$39,954

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Highest Education Level

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

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