Dental Assistant Jobs in Salem, 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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Boston Medical Center - Boston, MA (13 miles from Salem, MA)
Graduate of a certified dental assistant program (or equivalent, such as 1 year experience in a dental office doing chair side or completion of Armed Forces training) is also required....
1 day ago
Dental Partners of Boston - Boston, MA (13 miles from Salem, MA)
Support seven hygienists schedules booking appointments. Requires excellent phone skills, multitasking, being able to the self-supervised the majority of the time.Will oversee a daily Huddle group...
2 days ago
Tufts Dental and Lennon Dental Group - Woburn, MA (12 miles from Salem, MA)
Properly take, develop and mount diagnostically acceptable x-rays, including full mouth series, bite wing, periapical, and panoramic cephalometric radiographs. ?...
1 day ago
Dental Partners of Boston - Boston, MA (14 miles from Salem, MA)
Support seven hygienists schedules booking appointments. Requires excellent phone skills, multitasking, being able to the self-supervised the majority of the time. Will oversee a daily Huddle...
Seaport Dental Associates - Boston, MA (13 miles from Salem, MA)
Seaport Dental's fun and energetic team is growing again!!Seaport Dental is a General Dental office, owned by Dr. Elizabeth Rooney. Dr. Rooney opened her Boston practice in 2007 and Milton in...
3 days ago
Veterans Health Administration - Boston, MA (13 miles from Salem, MA)
Ability to perform dental assistant-appropriate laboratory procedures. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/46....
3 days ago
Comfort Dental - Weymouth, MA (21 miles from Salem, MA)
Comfort Dental has been providing dental care for over 15 years. At Comfort Dental, our focus is on excellence in comprehensive dental care. We focus on high quality dental service and patient...
4 days ago
South Shore Dental prosthetics - Quincy, MA (19 miles from Salem, MA)
We are looking for a part-time or full-time dental hygienist committed to educating their patients and providing the treatment they need and deserve.We offer a competitive compensation package,...
4 days ago
Advanced Dental Management - Quincy, MA (19 miles from Salem, MA)
.* Take radiographs/x-rays* Support all Front Desk and Office Managers as needed**Qualifications:*** State licensure and certification in dental hygiene* CRP Certification- Radiography/x-ray certification...
4 days ago
Tufts University - Medford, MA (13 miles from Salem, 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...
5 days ago
Wilmington, MA (14 miles from Salem, MA)
Looking for licensed dental assistant to help our office on Wednesday 12/8 8am-5pm and 12/15 8am-5pm.We are looking for some one reliable that will work closely with our doctor....
5 days ago
Seaport Dental Associates - Boston, MA (13 miles from Salem, MA)
Assisting the doctor with all aspects of four-handed dentistry, including taking x-rays, taking impressions and other various clinical roles....
7 days ago
Tufts University - Boston, MA (13 miles from Salem, 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...
7 days ago
Lexington, MA (16 miles from Salem, MA)
We are looking for a dental assistant who possesses strong 4-handed chair side assisting and strong verbal skills. You must be detail oriented and self-motivated with a professional manner....
9 days ago
Melrose, MA (8 miles from Salem, 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

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Salem, MA

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

$44,688

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Highest Education Level

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

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