Dental Assistant Jobs in Southfield, 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 - Southfield, MI
Overview Our Southfield practice is searching for a full-time Dental Assistant....
2 days ago
Utica, MI (19 miles from Southfield, MI)
Part time dental assistant position is available. Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30pm-6:15pm....
1 day ago
Great Expressions - Wyandotte, MI (20 miles from Southfield, MI)
Overview Our Wyandotte practice is searching for a full-time Dental Assistant....
1 day ago
North American Dental Group - Hazel Park, MI (10 miles from Southfield, MI)
Overview Dental Care of Michigan - Hazel Park, MI 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...
3 hours ago
Smile Doctors - Rochester Hills, MI (17 miles from Southfield, MI)
while providing the ultimate patient experience Educate the patients on orthodontic care Assist in patient care including; tying in wires, delivering/removing appliances, digital scanning, digital x-rays...
2 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Livonia, MI (9 miles from Southfield, MI)
x ray...
2 days ago
North American Dental Group - Shelby Twp, MI (19 miles from Southfield, MI)
Overview Dental Care of Michigan - Shelby, MI 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...
12 hours ago
Great Expressions - Garden City, MI (12 miles from Southfield, MI)
Overview Our Garden City practice is searching for a full-time Dental Assistant....
1 day ago
Great Expressions - Livonia, MI (9 miles from Southfield, MI)
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
1 day ago
Dental Care Alliance - Southfield, MI
Overview Our affiliated office The Best Braces is looking to add a full-time Orthodontic Dental Assistant to our team....
DentalOne Partners - Allen Park, MI (16 miles from Southfield, MI)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
J - Walled Lake, MI (10 miles from Southfield, MI)
Job strengths: Four Handed Dentistry/ Digital X-Ray/Taking Impressions/Crown and Bridge/Dental Terminology/ with compassion towards our patients comfort for an exceptional dental experience....
Dental Care Alliance - Westland, MI (12 miles from Southfield, MI)
Our ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of Dental Assistant experience and required to have an x-ray license in the state of MI....
Southfield, MI
We are looking for a dental assistant with at least one year of experience and who is also proficient in Dentrix....
4 days ago
My Community Dental Centers Inc - Detroit, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
X-ray certified highly preferred. Dental experience required. CPR and first aid required Position Overview Assist the doctor during treatment. Prepare patients for treatment....
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Southfield, MI

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

$34,115

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Southfield, MI offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.2%)
  • 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 Southfield, MI
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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