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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Ingham County - Lansing, MI (3 miles from Lansing, MI)
Completion of a Dental Assistants Training Program leading to a certificate in dental assisting. Experience: Six months of experience as a Dental Assistant....
15 hours ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Okemos, MI (6 miles from Lansing, MI)
For more information, please contact * Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer focused role desired * Radiology certification preferred...
7 days ago
Elite Dental Partners - Portland, MI (20 miles from Lansing, MI)
., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies as directed by Office Manager) REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or equivalent Dental Assistant...
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9 days ago Elite Dental Partners
Great Expressions - Lansing, MI
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
27 days ago
Great Expressions - Lansing, MI
Qualifications Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer focused role desired Radiology certification preferred...
45+ 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

Highest Education Level

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

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