Dental Assistant Jobs in Trenton, 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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Aspen Dental - Livonia, MI (18 miles from Trenton, MI)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Livonia, MI (18 miles from Trenton, 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 and...
2 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Monroe, MI (19 miles from Trenton, MI)
X-ray certified preferred....
1 day ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Ypsilanti, MI (21 miles from Trenton, MI)
Overview $1,000 sign-on bonus* Position Summary A Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) performs a variety of dental assisting duties, within compliance of state regulations, to promote quality dental care...
1 day ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Westland, MI (16 miles from Trenton, 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...
1 hour ago
Livonia, MI (18 miles from Trenton, MI)
Private, fee-for-service dental practice looking for the right person to join our team. Our practice focuses on quality of dentistry, not volume of patients. Part time position (4 days/week, one...
3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Livonia, MI (18 miles from Trenton, 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...
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Dearborn Heights, MI (11 miles from Trenton, MI)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
1 day ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Wayne, MI (13 miles from Trenton, MI)
Our Wayne 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 Ortho...
Direct Apply

3 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Ypsilanti, MI (21 miles from Trenton, MI)
X-ray certified preferred....
1 day ago
Heartland Dental - Trenton, MI
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
14 hours ago
Brandon H Barton Jr DDS PC - Detroit, MI (22 miles from Trenton, MI)
Full time Dental Assistant in busy office. Excellent pay and benefits...
Remote Work
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3 days ago
Westland, MI (16 miles from Trenton, MI)
Dental Assistant....
4 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Wayne, MI (13 miles from Trenton, 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...
6 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Westland, MI (16 miles from Trenton, MI)
Qualifications X-ray license for the state of Michigan 1-2 years' experience working as a Dental Assistant Experience with Orthodontic Assisting required Additional benefits for full-time employees:...
6 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Trenton, MI

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

$34,115

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Trenton, MI offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • 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 Trenton, MI
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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