Dental Assistant Jobs in Detroit, 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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Grand River Family Dentistry - Farmington, MI (20 miles from Detroit, MI)
Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistant, Patient Coordinator Grand River Family Dentistry Farmington, MI Full-time Dentistry Posted on February 5, 2021 Dental Positions Large dental office looking for amazing...
1 day ago
DAG Dental - Detroit, MI
Are you an experienced orthodontic assistant who is hard working, energetic, self motivated and organized? Do you love to make a difference in someone’s SMILE? Are you looking for a change of...
2 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Roseville, MI (12 miles from Detroit, MI)
Overview Our Roseville dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated General Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a...
1 day ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Madison Heights, MI (11 miles from Detroit, MI)
Overview Our Madison Heights dental group is seeking a qualified and motivated, full-time Pediatric Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of our youngest patients, be a part of a high-performing...
1 day ago
DentalOne Partners - Northville, MI (24 miles from Detroit, MI)
Practice Northville DentalWorks Overview As a Dental Assistant for a DentalWorks supported practice, patient care is your #1 priority and focus....
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2 hours ago DentalOne Partners
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Southfield, MI (15 miles from Detroit, MI)
Dental Assistants since YOU are the reason for our patients' experiences....
3 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Detroit, MI
Overview We are looking for a Dental Assistant for our affiliate practice; Gentle Dental Grand River located at 13874 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48227....
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3 days ago Dental Care Alliance
DentalOne Partners - Allen Park, MI (9 miles from Detroit, MI)
Assistant certification, as required by state, or ability to become certified Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) preferred Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control...
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5 days ago DentalOne Partners
North American Dental Group - Southfield, MI (15 miles from Detroit, MI)
Overview Dental Assistant Open Up to A Whole New Dental Experience Imagine working in a place which delivers best in class patient care and focuses on putting every patient first, every visit....
5 days ago
North American Dental Group - Warren, MI (12 miles from Detroit, MI)
Overview Dental Assistant Open Up to A Whole New Dental Experience Imagine working in a place which delivers best in class patient care and focuses on putting every patient first, every visit....
5 days ago
Heartland Dental - Dearborn Heights, MI (11 miles from Detroit, MI)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
6 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Warren, MI (12 miles from Detroit, MI)
The ideal Dental Assistant will have 1-2 years' experience working as a Dental Assistant. X-ray certification in the state of MI is required. We offer a competitive salary plus benefits!...
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6 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Dental Care Alliance - Saint Clair Shores, MI (11 miles from Detroit, MI)
Overview ***SIGN ON BONUS*** We are currently looking for a full-time Dental Assistant to work at our affiliate practice; Gentle Dental Shores located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, 48081....
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6 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Dental Care Alliance - Shelby Township, MI (22 miles from Detroit, MI)
Qualifications Desired Skills: Minimum of 1 year of Dental Assistant experience X-ray certified in the state of Michigan - required Additional benefits for full-time employees: Medical Dental services...
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6 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Brandon H Barton Jr DDS PC - Detroit, MI (5 miles from Detroit, MI)
Full time Dental Assistant in busy office. Excellent pay and benefits...
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7 days ago

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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...

Clinical Dental Assistant

When you become a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a career that is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. Caring dental assistants truly make a difference with clients, providing comfort and...


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...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Detroit, MI

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

$34,115

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Detroit, MI offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • 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 Detroit, MI
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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