Dental Assistant Jobs in La Plata, 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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Essence Dental Care - District Heights, MD (24 miles from La Plata, MD)
Maryland X-ray certification is needed to apply. We offer a safe and healthy work environment to all our employees and patients....
Horizon Dental Care - Clinton, MD (16 miles from La Plata, MD)
**$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS** We are a private practice looking to add a Dental Assistant to our team. X-ray certification required. Expanded functions certification and Dentrix experience preferred....
Horizon Family Dental Care - La Plata, MD
**$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS** We are a private practice looking to add a Dental Assistant to our team. X-ray certification required. Expanded functions certification and Dentrix experience preferred....
Dental Care Alliance - Woodbridge, VA (15 miles from La Plata, MD)
Our ideal Dental Assistant will have 3+ years of hands on experience with an x-ray license in the state of VA....
Dental Care Alliance - Alexandria, VA (21 miles from La Plata, MD)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of VA 2+ years of experience working as a Dental Assistant, surgical a plus!...
5 days ago
Dental Whale - Alexandria, VA (21 miles from La Plata, MD)
Mount Vernon Dental Smiles- part of Dental Whale Practice Group (DWPG) - is looking for an experienced **RDH** to join our fun and talented close-knit team as we strive to provide exemplary,...
7 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Woodbridge, VA (15 miles from La Plata, MD)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have an x-ray license for the state of Virginia; and preferably 1+ years of hands on Dental Assistant experience....
Alexandria, VA (21 miles from La Plata, MD)
The ideal candidate must be, X-Ray certified for VA and have at least one year of chair side experience....
10 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Springfield, VA (24 miles from La Plata, MD)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of VA 1+ year of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate them...
Quadrant - Temple Hills, MD (21 miles from La Plata, MD)
with children Must be DC certified Must be X-ray Certified Placing and removing braces DUTIES: The Orthodontic/Dental Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to the following: Orthodontics...
13 days ago
Waldorf, MD (10 miles from La Plata, MD)
We are looking for a full time orthodontic assistant to join our growing practice. Previous experience is a bonus. We have a great team and amazing patients. Competitive pay and benefits are...
20 days ago
Heartland Dental - Waldorf, MD (10 miles from La Plata, 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...
23 days ago
Aspen Dental - Waldorf, MD (10 miles from La Plata, MD)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
23 days ago
Upper Marlboro, MD (22 miles from La Plata, MD)
We have a full time Dental Assistant position available. Besides general assisting duties, you should have good communication skills, be a team player and X-ray certification required....
24 days ago
American Dental Partners, Inc. - Waldorf, MD (10 miles from La Plata, MD)
Required Skills & Experience One year certified dental assistant program; or Six months on-the-job experience; or High school diploma and demonstrated ability to assume dental assistant responsibilities...
26 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in La Plata, MD

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

$47,336

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Highest Education Level

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

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