Dental Assistant Jobs in Michigan

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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Dental Assistant - Cedar Springs

  • Michigan Community Dental Clinics
  • Cedar Springs, MI
  • 2 days ago
Tuition Assistance: We offer education assistance for DA's and CDA's to become a Registered Dental Assistant for free to help you achieve your dreams! Ask for details....

Entry-Level Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Portage, MI
  • moments ago
Assistant, you will help support the clinical needs of the practices patients and doctors....

Licensed Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • 2 days ago
Assistant certification and/or X-ray certification in states where it is required....

Dental Assistant

  • 42 North Dental
  • Tecumseh, MI
  • 9 hours ago
Responsibilities Greet and prepare patients for treatment Chairside assisting during a variety of dental procedures Expose radiographs and intra-oral pictures Provide post operative instructions and...

Dental Assistant

  • Goldstein Dental Group
  • Novi, MI
  • 13 hours ago
Dental Assistant SIGN ON BONUS - $500 Full time with full benefits Our Dental Assistants deliver Best in Class care to every patient, every day....
Assist during a variety of treatment procedures Take dental X-rays Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Executes patient handoffs and monitors patient flow within the practice Manage infection...

Dental Assistant (General Dentistry Practice)

  • Aspen Dental
  • Allen Park, MI
  • moments ago
How Youll Make a Difference As a Dental Assistant, you will help support the clinical needs of the practices patients and doctors....

Certified Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • moments ago
Assistant certification and/or X-ray certification in states where it is required ....

Entry-Level Dental Assistant - Not Paid

  • Aspen Dental
  • Livonia, MI
  • 1 day ago
Assistant, you will help support the clinical needs of the practices patients and doctors....

Dental Assistant

  • Dental Care Alliance
  • Taylor, MI
  • 1 day ago
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: Certified Dental Assistant - Required X-ray license in the state of MI 1+ years of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just...

Dental Assistant

  • My Community Dental Centers Inc
  • Charlotte, MI
  • 1 day ago
Tuition Assistance: We offer education assistance for DAs and CDA's to become a Registered Dental Assistant for free to help you achieve your dreams! Ask for details....

Dental Assistant (SmileGuide), Part Time -Farmington Hills-US

  • SmileDirectClub
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • 11 hours ago
Thats why were looking for energetic, passionate, and confident Dental Assistants who can help turn frowns into life-changing grins. Are you up for it?...

Dental Assistant

  • Mason, MI
  • 13 hours ago
Dental assistant needed Tues, Wed, Thurs. 8-5. Smaller, friendly office. Some front desk duties as well....

Periodontal Dental Assistant

  • Michigan Gum Docs Southfield
  • Southfield, MI
  • 1 hour ago
Periodontal Dental Assistant Full time with full benefits Our Periodontal Dental Assistants deliver Best in Class care to every patient, every day....

Dental Assistant (General Dentistry Practice)

  • Aspen Dental
  • Lansing, MI
  • moments ago
How Youll Make a Difference As a Dental Assistant, you will help support the clinical needs of the practices patients and doctors....

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Michigan

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Michigan offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.9%)
  • 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 Michigan
  • Less than 1 year (48.4%)
  • 1-2 years (27.4%)
  • None (13.1%)
  • 10+ years (11.2%)

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