Dental Assistant Jobs in Oak Park, 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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Great Expressions Dental Centers - Waterford, MI (17 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Qualifications Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer focused role desired Radiology certification preferred...
2 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Allen Park, MI (14 miles from Oak Park, 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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2 days ago DentalOne Partners
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Roseville, MI (12 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Roseville dental group is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated, full-time Orthodontic Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 hours ago
DentalOne Partners - Northville, MI (18 miles from Oak Park, 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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12 hours ago DentalOne Partners
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Oak Park, MI
Our Dental Assistants often get Full time hours at only one location....
11 hours ago
Dental Care Alliance - Detroit, MI (10 miles from Oak Park, MI)
The Dental Assistant we hire is preferred to have a minimum of 1 year of hands on Dental Assistant experience. Must be a team player with a professional demeanor who is self motivated....
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1 day ago Dental Care Alliance
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Detroit, MI (10 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Canton, MI (18 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Dearborn Heights, MI (13 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Pontiac dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Novi, MI (17 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Pontiac dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Roseville, MI (12 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Pontiac dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Dearborn, MI (11 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Pontiac dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Taylor, MI (17 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Pontiac dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Westland, MI (13 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Pontiac dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Pontiac, MI (15 miles from Oak Park, MI)
Our Pontiac dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated G eneral Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
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3 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Oak Park, MI

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

$34,115

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Highest Education Level

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

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