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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Great Expressions - Canton, MI
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
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Community First Health Centers - New Haven, MI
Assistant program General dentistry experience; 1 year X-Ray certified Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, to effectively and...
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Great Expressions - Canton, MI
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
2 days ago
Local Dental Office - Alpena, MI
Job Information Local Dental Office Dental Assistant in Alpena, Michigan Busy dental office is looking for a friendly, self-motivated, and caring Dental Assistant....
1 day ago
Dental Care Alliance - Detroit, MI
Our ideal Dental Assistant will have a minimum of 2 year of hands on Dental Assistant experience and and x-ray license for the state of Michigan....
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Dental Care Alliance - Detroit, MI
The Dental Assistant we hire is preferred to have a minimum of 1 years of hands on Dental Assistant experience. X-ray certification is preferred but not required to be considered for the position....
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DentalOne Partners - Sterling Heights, MI
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
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My Community Dental Centers Inc - Flint, MI
Job Information My Community Dental Centers Inc Registered Dental Assistant - Flint in Flint, Michigan Position Summary $1,000 sign on bonus Comprehensive benefits pkg including Health Ins, Vision,...
16 hours ago
James D. Thomas, DDS, PC - Oscoda, MI
Prefer candidate with current Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license, but will train the right individual as a dental assistant....
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12 hours ago
My Community Dental Centers Inc - Harrison, MI
X-ray certified preferred. ID: 2021-1576 External Company Name: My Community Dental Centers Inc. External Company URL: Street: 815 North Clare Avenue Suite C...
2 days ago
Great Expressions - Canton, MI
Qualifications Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer focused role desired Radiology certification preferred...
1 day ago
Taylor, MI
EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED IN BUSY DOWNRIVER DENTAL OFFICE PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE NO EVENINGS NO WEEKENDS PLEASE CALL TO SET UP AN INTERVIEW AT ......
2 days ago
Great Expressions - Allen Park, MI
Our Dental Assistants often get full-time hours at only one location....
2 days ago
Aspen Dental - Traverse City, MI
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
2 days ago
Michigan Community Dental Clinics - Flint, MI
Overview Position Summary $1,000 sign on bonus Comprehensive benefits pkg including Health Ins, Vision, Dental, retirement w/matching 5%, gym membership reimbursements, & uniforms* A Registered Dental...
1 day ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Michigan

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

$36,026

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Michigan offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • 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 (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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