Dental Assistant Jobs in Melrose, 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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Tufts University - Medford, MA (5 miles from Melrose, MA)
The Radiology Dental Assistant takes full surveys and panoramic x-rays for new patients in the undergraduate clinic as well as CBCT scans, cephalometric x-rays and any digital x-rays requested from...
2 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Waltham, MA (11 miles from Melrose, MA)
As a Periodontal Dental Assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
22 hours ago
Midwest Dental - Maynard, MA (20 miles from Melrose, MA)
Overview Dental Assistant Mondovi Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
Marblehead, MA (10 miles from Melrose, MA)
Chairside assistant to a visionary professional who heads a dynamic team providing superb prosthodontic treatment.
2 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Waltham, MA (11 miles from Melrose, MA)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
1 day ago
Maynard, MA (20 miles from Melrose, MA)
Mondovi Dental is looking for a talented professional to fill a Dental Assistant position in our Maynard office (Monday 9-6 PM, Tuesday-Thursday 8-5 PM, Friday off) Dental Assistants greet and prepare...
17 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Waltham, MA (11 miles from Melrose, MA)
As a dental assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
1 day ago
Aspen Dental - Haverhill, MA (23 miles from Melrose, MA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
2 days ago
Seaport Dental Associates - Boston, MA (7 miles from Melrose, MA)
procedures. · Assisting the doctor with all aspects of four-handed dentistry, including taking x-rays, taking impressions and other various clinical roles. · Tracking lab cases to ensure they are received...
Boston University - Boston, MA (6 miles from Melrose, MA)
The incumbent practices four handed dentistry, prepares operatories for the required procedures, provides clinical support to students and Group Leaders and providing customer service through strong...
1 day ago
Westford, MA (21 miles from Melrose, MA)
A great Training opportunity for a Dental Assistant to join our team. Seeking a positive, driven, motivated individual willing to join our team as full-time or part-time member....
1 day ago
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Boston, MA (6 miles from Melrose, MA)
Exposes and develops x-rays; ensures that x-rays are of adequate diagnostic quality, duplicate x-rays as needed....
5 hours ago
Boston, MA (6 miles from Melrose, MA)
The ideal candidate should possess: -Strong assisting experience and skill, including proficiency in four-handed dentistry and taking digital radiographs, strong interest in laboratory work, excellence...
4 days ago
Framingham Dental Group - Framingham, MA (21 miles from Melrose, MA)
Overview We are looking for a knowledgeable, dedicated Dental Assistant to join our team full-time. The Dental Assistant ensures that quality patient care is a priority....
6 days ago
Tufts Dental and Lennon Dental Group - Woburn, MA (5 miles from Melrose, MA)
Properly take, develop and mount diagnostically acceptable x-rays, including full mouth series, bite wing, periapical, and panoramic cephalometric radiographs. ?...
6 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Melrose, MA

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Melrose, 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 (4.2%)
  • 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 Melrose, MA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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