Dental Assistant Jobs in Westford, 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 (20 miles from Westford, 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
Midwest Dental - Maynard, MA (11 miles from Westford, 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 - Waltham, MA (16 miles from Westford, MA)
As a Periodontal Dental Assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
22 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Nashua, NH (10 miles from Westford, MA)
Dental Assistant (General Dentistry Practice) Position Summary: As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
8 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Waltham, MA (16 miles from Westford, 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
Pacific Dental Services - Waltham, MA (16 miles from Westford, MA)
As a dental assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
1 day ago
Aspen Dental - Haverhill, MA (24 miles from Westford, MA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
2 days ago
Maynard, MA (11 miles from Westford, 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...
18 hours ago
Cornerstone Dental - Westborough, MA (23 miles from Westford, MA)
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2 days ago
Westford, 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
Framingham Dental Group - Framingham, MA (18 miles from Westford, 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
Community Health Connections - Fitchburg, MA (18 miles from Westford, MA)
Minimum 1 year experience as a dental assistant. CPR Certified Mass State License Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English....
Tufts Dental and Lennon Dental Group - Woburn, MA (15 miles from Westford, MA)
Properly take, develop and mount diagnostically acceptable x-rays, including full mouth series, bite wing, periapical, and panoramic cephalometric radiographs. ?...
6 days ago
Community Health Connections - Fitchburg, MA (18 miles from Westford, MA)
.* Take, develop and mount x-rays (DANB national certification)* Prepare work to be sent to dental laboratories.* Works as part of team and works at the Community Health Center as required.* Demonstrate...
7 days ago
Dental Partners of Boston - Boston, MA (24 miles from Westford, 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...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Westford, MA

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

$44,688

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Highest Education Level

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

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