Dental Assistant Jobs in Lansing, 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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Midwest Dental - Okemos, MI (6 miles from Lansing, MI)
Overview Dental Assistant **$1,500 Sign-On Bonus** At Merit Dental, we are passionate about patient care and service....
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13 hours ago Midwest Dental
Ross Education - Lansing, MI
Dental Assistant Instructor Lansing Campus Job Code Number 11547449 Job Description DENTAL ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR PARTTIME Dental Assistant Instructors use their training and practical experience in 4handed...
15 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Saint Johns, MI (18 miles from Lansing, MI)
X-ray certified preferred....
16 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Saint Johns, MI (18 miles from Lansing, MI)
Overview $1,000 sign-on bonus * Position Summary A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) performs a variety of dental assisting duties, within compliance of state regulations, to promote quality dental...
16 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Charlotte, MI (17 miles from Lansing, MI)
Overview $1,000 sign-on bonus* Position Summary A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) performs a variety of dental assisting duties, within compliance of state regulations, to promote quality dental care...
17 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Charlotte, MI (17 miles from Lansing, MI)
X-ray certified preferred....
17 days ago
Heartland Dental - Lansing, 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...
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Okemos, MI (6 miles from Lansing, MI)
Dental Assistant (General Dentistry Practice) Apply Now Overview As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, you'll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
45+ days ago
Ross Medical Education Center - Lansing, MI
Dental Assistant Instructor Location Lansing, MI Apply Now Job Brief Teach the next generation of Dental Assistants!...
60+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lansing, MI

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

$37,946

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Highest Education Level

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

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