Dental Assistant Jobs in Amherst, MA

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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KOS Services - Springfield, MA (19 miles from Amherst, MA)
Assistant program * X-Ray Certified Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: 25.00 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No...
8 hours ago
Greenfield, MA (19 miles from Amherst, MA)
Required Skills 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....
6 days ago
Cortland Dental & Braces - Holyoke, MA 01040, MA (14 miles from Amherst, MA)
dental assistant credentials REQUIRED Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus How are we keeping you safe?...
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11 days ago Cortland Dental & Braces
KOS Services - Springfield, MA (19 miles from Amherst, MA)
*Qualifications:* · Completion of a Dental Assistant program · X-Ray Certified...
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12 days ago
Aspen Dental - Holyoke, MA (14 miles from Amherst, MA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
18 days ago
Dr Giuseppe Santaniello - East Longmeadow, MA (21 miles from Amherst, MA)
Assist orthodontic, and be experienced in preparing patients for orthodontic treatment. Placing orthodontic appliances, review instructions for wearing elastic so, etc. reviewing patients' records...
23 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Wilbraham, MA (16 miles from Amherst, MA)
* Past experience as a hygiene assistant and/or dental assistant * Radiology certification Please take just a few minutes to apply via this ad and create an account; any further positions you apply...
45+ days ago
Kool Smiles - Holyoke, MA (14 miles from Amherst, MA)
X-ray certification, other certified dental assistant credentials are required (state and position specific) Take care of our patients and we will take care of you: We offer a very competitive salary...
45+ days ago
Amherst, MA
Required Skills 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....
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Hadley, MA (6 miles from Amherst, MA)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Springfield, MA (19 miles from Amherst, MA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Hadley, MA (6 miles from Amherst, MA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Amherst, MA

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

$44,688

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Amherst, MA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (16.9%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.4%)
  • 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 Amherst, MA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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