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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U.S. Army Medical Command - Fort Meade, MD (12 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
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1 day ago
Smile Doctors - Berwyn Heights, MD (19 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Orthodontic Assistant Berwyn Heights, MD 20740, USA Req #1288 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 The vision of Smile Doctors is our people-first culture which creates an environment of passionate, caring...
1 day ago
Blissful Dental LLC - Lanham, MD (21 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Experience with Dentrix is preferred but not required. Dental Assistant Requirements: Certification or associate degree in an accredited dental assisting program. Dental x-ray certification....
Owings Mills, MD (11 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Pediatric Dental Office in Owings Mills MD is seeking a temp Dental Assistant to work Monday from 8 am to 5pm. Great pay, excellent patients and nice staff....
3 days ago
Drs John And Sue Chun - Westminster, MD (22 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Dental Assistant Drs. John and Sue Chun Westminster, MD Full-time Dentistry Posted on December 02, 2021 Dental Assistant Westminster dental office....
4 days ago
Derwood, MD (20 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
plan (like 401(k) plans) Dental Care (covered through office for employees and immediate family) Job Type: Full-time Salary: $18.00 - $26.00 per hour If you are experienced, x-ray certified, computer...
4 days ago
Thomas England DMD - Columbia, MD (6 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
General family practice conveniently located in downtown Columbia, Maryland seeks an experienced dental hygienist who is registered/licensed in the state of Maryland. We have a well-established,...
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Silver Spring, MD (20 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Now is the time to join Dentists of Silver Spring. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next level...
4 days ago
Heartland Dental - Eldersburg, MD (12 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
5 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Westminster, MD (22 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license for the state of MD Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program At DCA we dont...
Hero Practice Services - Baltimore, MD (9 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Previous work experience in a dental practice as a dental assistant is a plus Dental Assisting National Board's (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety successfully passed exam or Certified Dental Assistant...
5 days ago
University of Maryland Medical System - Baltimore, MD (9 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Completion of approved Dental Assistant Program. Associates of Arts Degree is preferred....
6 days ago
Ellicott City, MD
Immediate opening for a Certified Dental Assistant Ft/Pt, Our modern Pediatric dental office uses Patterson Eaglesoft and Schick Digital xrays, Our Doctors are awesome! Fun place to work!...
6 days ago
Affordable Dentures & Implants - Jessup, MD (8 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
You will set-up and breakdown rooms, take and develop x-rays, offer chairside support, take impressions, and provide the patient with post-op instructions and care....
6 days ago
Affordable Dentures & Implants - Gaithersburg, MD (22 miles from Ellicott City, MD)
Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant / Front Office Assistant! New Center Opening!...
6 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 Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.2%)
  • 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 Ellicott City, MD
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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