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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Stynt - Sterling Heights, MI (12 miles from Southfield, MI)
Associated topics: assistant, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, efda, oxide, steps, x ray...
2 days ago
Stynt - Sterling Heights, MI (12 miles from Southfield, MI)
Associated topics: assistant, dental biller, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, oxide, radiographer, x ray...
2 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Brighton, MI (24 miles from Southfield, MI)
Overview Our Brighton dental group is seeking a full time qualified, professional, and motivated General Practice Dental Assistant who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a high-performing...
22 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Auburn Hills, MI (9 miles from Southfield, MI)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
18 hours ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Detroit, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
Qualifications: Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer focused role desired Radiology certification preferred Please take just a few minutes to apply via this ad...
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1 day ago
SmileDirectClub - Farmington Hills, MI (5 miles from Southfield, 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?...
23 hours ago
Professional Periodontics - Saint Clair Shores, MI (20 miles from Southfield, MI)
Looking for experienced dental assistant for busy multi-location Perio office....
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1 day ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Canton, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
For more information, please contact * Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer focused role desired * Radiology certification preferred Please take just a few minutes...
18 hours ago
Stynt - Detroit, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
Associated topics: assistant, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, efda, oxide, steps, x ray...
2 days ago
Stynt - Warren, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
Associated topics: assistant, dental biller, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, oxide, radiographer, x ray...
2 days ago
Stynt - Warren, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
Associated topics: assistant, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, efda, oxide, steps, x ray...
2 days ago
Stynt - Detroit, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
Associated topics: assistant, dental biller, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, oxide, radiographer, x ray...
2 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Royal Oak, MI (7 miles from Southfield, 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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18 hours ago DentalOne Partners
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Canton, MI (15 miles from Southfield, MI)
Qualifications: Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer focused role desired Radiology certification preferred Please take just a few minutes to apply via this ad...
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1 day ago
DentalOne Partners - Sterling Heights, MI (12 miles from Southfield, 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...
Direct Apply

3 days ago DentalOne Partners

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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 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 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 Southfield, MI
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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