Dental Assistant Jobs in Grand Rapids, 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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Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Kentwood, MI (6 miles from Grand Rapids, MI)
Overview Position Summary - $1,000 Sign on Bonus Comprehensive benefits pkg including Health Ins, Vision, Dental, retirement w/matching 5%, gym membership reimbursements, & uniforms* A Registered Dental...
6 days ago
Grand Rapids, MI
Our growing dental practice is looking for a Dental Assistant with superior customer service, friendly, out-going, patient oriented and is a self starter....
9 days ago
Grand Rapids, MI
We are seeing a motivated hygiene and floating assistant for our practice. Duties include sterilizing instruments, sanitizing rooms, seating patients, stocking materials, etc. The more skills this...
15 days ago
Affordable Dentures & Implants - Grandville, MI (8 miles from Grand Rapids, MI)
Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant! This position is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to do what YOU love and get paid to do it!...
19 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Cedar Springs, MI (20 miles from Grand Rapids, MI)
Dental Assistant (RDA) performs a variety of dental assisting duties, within compliance of state regulations, to promote quality dental care for patients in a reduced stress, comfortable environment...
20 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Grand Rapids, MI
X-ray certified preferred....
25 days ago
Grand Rapids, MI
Fast paced Endodontic office is looking to fill a full time (32 hr/week) chair-side assisting position. The ideal candidate should have assisting experience, be a true team player and looking for...
29 days ago
Aspen Dental - Grand Rapids, MI
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
60+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Grand Rapids, MI

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

$41,438

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Grand Rapids, MI offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • 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 Grand Rapids, MI
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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