Dental Assistant Jobs in Gloucester, 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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Melrose, MA (22 miles from Gloucester, MA)
Qualified personable dental assistant needed for orthodontic practice in Melrose. Training in orthodontics preferred but not required. Three Days a week, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays....
10 days ago
Massachusetts General Hospital - Danvers, MA (14 miles from Gloucester, MA)
are ready for patients Assisting dental assistant supervisor in maintaining proper inventory levels; keeping operatories supplied and clean and all other work areas (lab, x-ray room, supply closets...
11 days ago
Salem, MA (13 miles from Gloucester, MA)
Looking for an experienced and energetic dental assistant to work FULL TIME in a growing dental practice in Salem, MA....
24 days ago
Marblehead, MA (12 miles from Gloucester, MA)
Join our growth oriented environment where excellence of service and nurturing of team development are our daily priorities.
26 days ago
North Shore Community Health - Gloucester, MA
We have full-time and part-time openings for a Dental Assistant....
28 days ago
Malden, MA (23 miles from Gloucester, MA)
We use Dentrix, digital x-rays and our office is paperless. Our office is located in the heart of Malden, and is extremely accessible by bus and train ( orange line)....
29 days ago
North Shore Community Health - Gloucester, MA
We have a part-time openings for Dental Assistants....
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Seabrook, NH (19 miles from Gloucester, MA)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Saugus, MA (20 miles from Gloucester, MA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
90+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Gloucester, MA
Responsibilities Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Take dental radiographs (x-rays) Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize...
90+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Peabody, MA (16 miles from Gloucester, MA)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
90+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Peabody, MA (16 miles from Gloucester, MA)
Responsibilities Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Take dental radiographs (x-rays) Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize...
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Gloucester, MA

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Gloucester, MA

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

$44,688

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Gloucester, MA 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Gloucester, MA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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