Dental Assistant Jobs in Massachusetts

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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Andover, MA
Busy and Growing Oral Surgery practice in Merrimack valley looking for a professional, mature, pleasant, energetic and enthusiastic surgical/dental assistant....
2 days ago
Midwest Dental - Brewster, 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?...
Dental Care Alliance - Greenfield, MA
The Dental Assistant we hire must be licensed in the state of MA with a current X-ray license is required. This deal candidate must have 1 year of hands on dental assisting experience....
weston pediatric dental - Weston, MA
We are seeking a new Orthodontic Dental Assistant to join our team. Your role will be to assisting with delivering of braces, invisalign, and appliances....
dores dental - East Longmeadow, MA
We are a growing team! Great schedule! Full or part time time Monday through Thursday. All Fridays and weekends are off. Do you have a passion for making a difference in peoples' lives? Do you...
Pacific Dental Services - Attleboro, MA
We are happy to share an exciting opportunity for a Dental Assistant!...
1 day ago
Harbor Health Services, Inc - Hyannis, MA
* The Dental Assistant prepares and maintains all clinical areas for optimal patient treatment, assists chair-side during treatment of patients, ensures that equipment is maintained in operating order...
Community Health Connections - Fitchburg, MA
Minimum 1 year experience as a dental assistant. CPR Certified Mass State License Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English....
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Brookline, MA
Dental Assistant License, and Radiology Certification for Dental Assistant required. Graduate of accredited dental assistant training program....
2 days ago
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Boston, MA
Job Description: Summarize the nature and level of work performed. A direct patient care position that includes assisting dentists in all phases of chair-side dental treatment using four-handed...
1 day ago
Boston University - Boston, MA
Dental Assistant, Sdm Periodontology Boston University in Boston, MA Type: Full-Time Posted: 01/22/2022 Category: Health and Medical Services Tracking Code 9814 Job Description To function as a dental...
9 hours ago
Watertown, MA
We are a small but growing office looking for a part-time dental assistant to join our team. We are located in Watertown. Our ideal candidate is self-driven, punctual, and reliable....
3 days ago
Boston, MA
Graduated from a state-accredited program for dental assistants or dental technology within the preceding 12 months; G. Certification or permit for use of dental x-ray equipment; H....
3 days ago
Braintree, MA
This position is for a general dental assistant but some ortho experience is very helpful....
5 days ago
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Boston, MA
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; current Massachusetts' dental assistant certification with current radiology certification; at least two years' relevant medical experience and one year...
5 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice
Discover the core principles of dental radiography and X-ray exposure

Led by experts from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)s Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve...

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Dental Assistant Fundamentals
A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Massachusetts

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


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Massachusetts offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • 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 Massachusetts
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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