Dental Assistant Jobs in Battle Creek, MI

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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Veterans Health Administration - Battle Creek, MI
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification 5 years or greater General dental or prosthodontic assisting experience References: VA Handbook 5005/46, Part II, Appendix G36....
3 hours ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Charlotte, MI (23 miles from Battle Creek, MI)
Hear from our CEO here: responsibilities what we're looking for: high school graduate or equivalent. bilingual spanish and english highly preferred. x-ray certified highly preferred. dental experience...
22 hours ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Charlotte, MI (23 miles from Battle Creek, MI)
Hear from our CEO here: responsibilities what we're looking for: high school graduate or equivalent. x-ray certified highly preferred. dental experience required. cpr and first aid required position...
22 hours ago
Grace Health - Battle Creek, MI
We want you to join our dental department as a Dental Assistant! Experience in the medical field is preferred, but not required....
4 days ago
Midwest Dental - Kalamazoo, MI (23 miles from Battle Creek, MI)
Overview Dental Assistant Merit Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Battle Creek, MI
Hear from our CEO here: responsibilities what we're looking for: high school graduate or equivalent. bilingual spanish and english highly preferred. x-ray certified highly preferred. dental experience...
15 days ago
Kalamazoo, MI (23 miles from Battle Creek, MI)
Merit Dental is looking for a talented professional to fill a Dental Assistant position in our Kalamazoo office (Monday-Thursday 8-5)....
17 days ago
Aspen Dental - Portage, MI (24 miles from Battle Creek, MI)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
30+ days ago
Ross Education, LLC - Kalamazoo, MI (23 miles from Battle Creek, MI)
, chairside, radiography, part-time, CDA, RDA, Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, dental office Work Environment: Clean and bright classrooms with desk and clinical areas, including...
30+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Battle Creek, MI

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Battle Creek, MI as reported by the BLS.

$35,260

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Battle Creek, MI 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 Battle Creek, MI
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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