Dental Assistant Jobs in Portage, 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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Kalamazoo, MI (5 miles from Portage, MI)
Our high tech, high quality, fun and friendly dental practice is looking for a new team member to join our excellent long term team. We are not a corporate practice but a private fee for service...
5 days ago
General Dentistry PC - Portage, MI
Two full time hygienists, one full time dental assistant,one full time front desk , one float and one full time practice manager round out the staff at General Dentistry....
13 days ago
Ross Medical Education Center - Kalamazoo, MI (5 miles from Portage, MI)
Requirements 3+ years experience in the field and a national certification as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA from AMT) or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA from DANB) and formal training in a dental...
15 days ago
Kalamazoo, MI (5 miles from Portage, MI)
Assistants provide aid by working alongside the dentist during all aspects of General Dentistry. They hand instruments and materials to the provider while maintaining isolation....
26 days ago
Kalamazoo, MI (5 miles from Portage, MI)
Dental Assistant Job Description Description The Dental Assistant will assist dentist during examination and treatment of patients....
30+ days ago

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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...

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