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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Hyannis, MA
Our head dental assistant used to teach in a dental program. Privately owned dental practice, very team oriented, fun loving staff....
2 days ago
Brighton, MA
A five star boutique general dental office in Brighton is looking for an experienced dental assistant 2+years to join our fantastic team....
3 days ago
Windsor, MA
Must be x-ray certified, sterilize treatment rooms and instruments, communicate patient care needs to other team members, coordinate lab cases, maintain and order dental supplies....
3 days ago
Hyde Park, MA
We are a general dentist office with 2 locations looking to hire a full-time assistant Job includes assisting our dentists during all procedures. We perform dental implants, root canals and we...
3 days ago
Dental Arts Studio - West Harwich, MA
Looking for a friendly team player to join our expanding beautiful Herring River front location. New Graduates Welcome! Great benefits and pay. Awesome team. State of the art equipment. Looking to...
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23 hours ago Dental Arts Studio
Dental Care Alliance - Northampton, MA
The Dental Assistant we hire is preferred to have some experience working as a Dental Assistant, or can be a recent graduate from a formal Dental Assistant program....
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2 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Dr. Savas - Worcester, MA
Dr Christy Savas is searching for a full-time or part-time dental assistant who works well independently but also as a team member....
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2 days ago
Emerson Dental - Bedford, MA
Our dental assistants work with our general dentists, endodontists, pediatric specialist and periodontist....
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23 hours ago Emerson Dental
Kool Smiles - Springfield, MA
Our teams don't just shape smiles -- they shape the lives of families every single day. Working with us means being challenged, having fun, and being proud of what you do. It means being a mentor,...
3 days ago
Lincoln Tech - Boston, MA
We invite you to learn more about us at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Dental Assistant Instructor (part-time) [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Dental Assistant Instructor (part-time...
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Newton Centre Dental - Newton, MA
The Role Excellent fun multi-specialty office in Newton looking for a full time dental assistant!...
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Franklin, MA
We are a family focused General, Cosmetic and Implant dentistry looking for a Dental Assistant with exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong desire to learn and grow with us....
3 days ago
Kool Smiles - Chelsea, MA
Our teams don't just shape smiles -- they shape the lives of families every single day. Working with us means being challenged, having fun, and being proud of what you do. It means being a mentor,...
4 days ago
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Brookline, MA
Dental AssistantLicense, and Radiology Certification for Dental Assistant required. Graduate of accrediteddental assistant training program....
4 days ago
Peabody, MA
Looking for dependable Dental Assistant for a periodontal practice 2-3 days per week Must be licensed and x-ray certified. Please send resume...
4 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

Administrative Dental Assistant

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental...

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other...

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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 or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (27.1%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.6%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • 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 Massachusetts
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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