Dental Assistant Jobs in Forest Lake, MN

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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Department of Veterans Affairs - Minneapolis, MN (22 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
SAVE savedJobs Dental Assistant Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Application Apply on Employer's Site The application opened in a new tab....
2 days ago
Saint Paul, MN (21 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Searching for a dental assistant, experience preferred but not the only consideration. Four days a week, Monday through Thursday 7 until 5....
2 hours ago
HealthPartners - Arden Hills, MN (15 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Paul Como Required Qualifications: Must be a registered dental assistant in the state of Minnesota....
9 hours ago
Midwest Dental - Minneapolis, MN (22 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Overview Licensed Dental Assistant **$1,500 Sign On Bonus** At Midwest Dental, we are passionate about patient care and service....
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1 day ago Midwest Dental
Lake Elmo, MN (19 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Assistant License is required or in process of obtaining to perform expanded functions to qualify for this position Demonstrate a working knowledge of dental records and documentation....
17 hours ago
Midwest Dental - West Saint Paul, MN (23 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Midwest Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states. Do you thrive on giving exceptional patient service?...
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1 day ago Midwest Dental
Saint Paul, MN (21 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Earn while you learn - long established Dental Office Downtown St. Paul Hours: 32-34 per wk. M-Th (10:00am - 6:00pm) Duties: Assist dentist perform routine chairside functions & other duties as...
1 day ago
Minneapolis, MN (22 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Assistant License is required or in process of obtaining to perform expanded functions to qualify for this position Demonstrate a working knowledge of dental records and documentation....
1 day ago
Minneapolis, MN (22 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Looking for a FT LDA to join our busy, established practice in beautiful South Minneapolis. Great doctors and team! Competitive salary and benefits. New grads are welcome. Send resume to: contact...
2 hours ago
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Minneapolis, MN (22 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Some complex patient procedures are preformed under indirect supervision of more experienced dental assistants or dental supervisor....
6 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (22 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
FT Dental Assistant Our dental team within the Indian Health Board is looking for a Dental Assistant who is passionate about providing optimal care for an underserved population....
6 days ago
Saint Paul, MN (21 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Full Time / Part Time Dental Assistant Job Opening at Mounds View Family Dental. New Grads Welcome, Our Dr., and Team are very supportive and we love to teach and help each other out!...
7 days ago
Roseville, MN (18 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
Roseville Family Dental Care is a growing private practice looking for a full time Licensed Dental Assistant to join our friendly, dedicated staff. Dr. Mazhari and Dr....
8 days ago
Saint Paul, MN (21 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
travel for some trainings (covid pending) Our privately owned two doctor, fee for service practice located in Highland Park, St Paul is looking for a Licensed Dental Assistant....
8 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (22 miles from Forest Lake, MN)
We need to expand our Camp Smile Family and are searching for the right licensed dental assistant for our Chaska, Excelsior, and Plymouth offices....
8 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Forest Lake, MN

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Forest Lake, MN as reported by the BLS.

$50,498

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Forest Lake, MN 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 Forest Lake, MN
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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