Dental Assistant Jobs in Pontiac, 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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SmileDirectClub - Farmington Hills, MI (12 miles from Pontiac, MI)
That's why we're looking for energetic, passionate, and confident Dental Assistants who can help turn frowns into life-changing grins. Are you up for it?...
1 day ago
Hibbeln and Kowal Dental - Rochester Hills, MI (8 miles from Pontiac, MI)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Dental Assistant on a part-time basis to supplement our existing team to work 2 3 days per week (must be available to work Wednesdays from 9:30 am to...
2 days ago
James C. Komendera D.D.S. P.C. - Lake Orion, MI 48360, MI (5 miles from Pontiac, MI)
We are looking for a full time chairside dental assistant....
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6 hours ago
DentalOne Partners - Sterling Heights, MI (13 miles from Pontiac, MI)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns, place rubber dam, place amalgam and composite restorations, assist with seating permanent/removable prosthodontics, coronal polishing, sealant placement...
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2 hours ago DentalOne Partners
North American Dental Group - Hazel Park, MI (17 miles from Pontiac, 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....
3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Madison Heights, MI (14 miles from Pontiac, MI)
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...
3 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Northville, MI (22 miles from Pontiac, 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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4 days ago DentalOne Partners
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Madison Heights, MI (14 miles from Pontiac, 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...
5 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Roseville, MI (21 miles from Pontiac, MI)
Our Roseville 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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5 days ago
Grand River Family Dentistry - Farmington, MI (12 miles from Pontiac, 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...
5 days ago
Erika M Johnson DDS - Hartland, MI (21 miles from Pontiac, MI)
Full/Part Time Registered or Certified Dental Assistant We are looking for a highly talented assistant and motivated person with at least 2 years dental chair side experience....
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7 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Southfield, MI (11 miles from Pontiac, MI)
Dental Assistants since YOU are the reason for our patients' experiences....
7 days ago
North American Dental Group - Southfield, MI (11 miles from Pontiac, 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....
9 days ago
North American Dental Group - Warren, MI (18 miles from Pontiac, 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....
10 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Warren, MI (18 miles from Pontiac, 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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10 days ago Dental Care Alliance

Demographic Data for Pontiac, MI

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

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...


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...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Pontiac, MI

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

$34,115

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Highest Education Level

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

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