Dental Assistant Jobs in Boston, 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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Codman Square Health Center - Dorchester Center, MA 02124, MA (5 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting in the performance of quality, caring dentistry and to aid the doctor smoothly and unobtrusively....
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42 North Dental - Medford, MA (4 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Abington, MA (17 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Watertown, MA (6 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
Swampscott, MA (11 miles from Boston, MA)
We are looking for a Part-Time Licensed Dental Assistant with certification in Radiology and CPR to work in our Swampscott restorative dental practice for Saturdays (to start with then leading to full...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Arlington, MA (6 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Burlington, MA (12 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Quincy, MA (8 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Newton, MA (6 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Boston, MA
Responsibilities Greet and prepare patients for treatment Chairside assisting during a variety of dental procedures Expose radiographs and intra-oral pictures Provide post operative instructions and...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Braintree, MA (11 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
DENTAL DREAMS - Brockton, MA (19 miles from Boston, MA)
Dental Assistant License (State of MA) Radiology License/Certification...
18 hours ago
42 North Dental - Somerville, MA (2 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Chelmsford, MA (21 miles from Boston, MA)
Responsibilities Greet and prepare patients for treatment Chairside assisting during a variety of dental procedures Expose radiographs and intra-oral pictures Provide post operative instructions and...
13 hours ago
42 North Dental - Cambridge, MA (3 miles from Boston, MA)
The Dental Assistant will provide clinical support to facilitate the relationship between our patients and dentists, increase the efficiency of delivering quality dental care and maintain communication...
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Boston, MA

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

$44,688

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Boston, 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 Boston, MA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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