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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Milford, MA
compensation: hourly rate+ bonus + profit sharing employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post compensation: Competitive pay + bonus + profit sharing opportunities employment type:...
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Boston, MA
compensation: negotiable employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Dynamic, full time, dental assistant position available in our practices located in Westford and Bedford, MA. We are...
1 day ago
Boston, MA
compensation: Based on experience. employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Our Boston location is looking for someone who can provide preventive and restorative treatment to children...
4 hours ago
Peabody, MA
compensation: $17 - $20 per hour employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Gentle Dental has been proudly serving the New England area for over 35 years. We currently have 48 successful...
4 hours ago
HILLCREST ED - Pittsfield, MA
DENTAL ASSISTANTS COMMITTED TO SUCCESS Ask Yourself.... Are you committed to providing compassionate, quality dental treatment? Are you committed to working with a diverse patient population in a...
2 hours ago
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Boston, MA
We are currently recruiting for a per diem dental assistant for dental services being provided at our Hanover Street location and our new site in Charlestown! We are looking for candidates who...
1 day ago
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Boston, MA
**** This is a role for a qualified CDA that will focus on the work of Sterile Processing within the practice with other duties as assigned**** GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Under the...
1 day ago
Hopkinton, MA
compensation: Commensurate with experience employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Growing, modern orthodontic practice seeks experienced, motivated assistant with a strong work ethic...
2 days ago
Hudson, MA
compensation: STARTING at $22.00 employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Dental assistants are often overworked and under paid, our office values and compensates well for dedicated...
4 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Walpole, MA
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals. From best-in-class learning and development programs, a commitment to...
2 days ago
Dental Dreams - Lowell, MA
Dental Dreams is now hiring a Dental Assistant to join our talented and dedicated team. Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Work under the general supervision and guidance of a dentist Provide...
3 days ago
Boston, MA
compensation: Competitive with great benefits employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post We are excited to seek a new member to join our amazing team. What to expect on a daily basis in...
1 day ago
Chatham, MA
compensation: based on experience employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Would you like to work with an enthusiastic team of professionals, caring for wonderful patients, in an...
23 hours ago
Taunton, MA
compensation: Per experience employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post Fast paced general dental practice in Taunton, MA seeking a Full-Time and Part-Time licensed dental assistant....
23 hours ago
Northampton, MA
compensation: Negotiable employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Seeking an experienced DENTAL ASSISTANT to join our group of caring professionals. Well established, busy practice is...
23 hours ago

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