Dental Assistant Jobs in Dorchester Center, 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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42 North Dental - Abington, MA (12 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
North American Dental Group - Raynham, MA (23 miles from Dorchester Center, MA)
Overview Southeast Orthodontics Orthodontic 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...
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42 North Dental - Medford, MA (8 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
Boston University - Boston, MA (5 miles from Dorchester Center, MA)
The dental assistant reporting to the Clinic Practice Manager is a required, integral member of the Pre Doctoral Group Practice team providing support to the Student(s) for quality of dental care to...
19 hours ago
42 North Dental - Watertown, MA (8 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
Swampscott, MA (15 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Arlington, MA (10 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Burlington, MA (16 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Quincy, MA (4 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Newton, MA (7 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Boston, MA (5 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Braintree, MA (6 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Franklin, MA (22 miles from Dorchester Center, 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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42 North Dental - Cambridge, MA (7 miles from Dorchester Center, 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...
1 day ago
DENTAL DREAMS - Brockton, MA (14 miles from Dorchester Center, MA)
Dental Assistant License (State of MA) Radiology License/Certification...
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Dorchester Center, MA

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$44,688

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Highest Education Level

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

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