Dental Assistant Jobs in Waltham, 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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Aspen Dental - Methuen, MA (23 miles from Waltham, MA)
Email No Thanks Job Details Dental Assistant (General Dentistry Practice) Overview As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, you'll have the support you need to reach your career...
3 days ago
Boston, MA (10 miles from Waltham, MA)
Do you feel appreciated at work? Find a work home with us. We are a well respected family practice featuring a great work environment and the latest technology. This is a full or part-time...
18 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Chelmsford, MA (13 miles from Waltham, MA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
3 days ago
Tufts University - Medford, MA (7 miles from Waltham, MA)
Dental Assistant II - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine - ( 21001874 ) Description The dental assistant will assist general dentists and specialty dentists chairside....
16 hours ago
Framingham Dental - Framingham, MA (10 miles from Waltham, MA)
The Dental Assistant ensures that quality patient care is a priority....
3 days ago
Tend - Boston, MA (10 miles from Waltham, MA)
The dental assistant role Dental assistants at Tend Post Office Square are a key part of helping our patients look forward to the dentist....
4 days ago
Tend - Boston, MA (10 miles from Waltham, MA)
The dental assistant role Dental assistants at Tend Kendall Square are a key part of helping our patients look forward to the dentist....
4 days ago
Tend - Boston, MA (10 miles from Waltham, MA)
Responsibilities Prepare the studio suite for Tend members and play an integral part of the member experience flow Take high quality digital scans and/or x-rays to collect diagnostic data Develop member...
4 days ago
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Boston, MA (10 miles from Waltham, MA)
Exposes and develops x-rays; ensures that x-rays are of adequate diagnostic quality, duplicate x-rays as needed....
4 days ago
Maynard, MA (10 miles from Waltham, 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...
4 days ago
Midwest Dental - Maynard, MA (10 miles from Waltham, 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?...
Pacific Dental Services - Shrewsbury, MA (24 miles from Waltham, MA)
Now is the time to join Shrewsbury Dentistry. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next level and...
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Waltham, MA
As a Periodontal Dental Assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
5 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Waltham, MA
As a dental assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
5 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Milford, MA (21 miles from Waltham, MA)
Now is the time to join the Milford Dentist Office. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career to the next...
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Waltham, MA

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

$44,688

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Highest Education Level

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

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