Dental Assistant Jobs in Watertown, 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 - Medford, MA (3 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
Boston University - Boston, MA (6 miles from Watertown, 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...
1 day ago
42 North Dental - Abington, MA (20 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Quincy, MA (12 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Newton, MA (1 mile from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
Swampscott, MA (15 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Boston, MA (6 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Braintree, MA (14 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Arlington, MA (3 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Burlington, MA (9 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Somerville, MA (4 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Franklin, MA (22 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Chelmsford, MA (17 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago
42 North Dental - Northborough, MA (23 miles from Watertown, 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...
2 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Watertown, MA

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

$44,688

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Highest Education Level

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

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