Dental Assistant Jobs in Rochester, 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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Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
The Licensed Dental Assistant is an integral team member who utilizes expanded function duties within their licensure and integrates this into the medical practice to provide direct patient care, indirect...
6 days ago
Rochester, MN
General dentistry clinic looking for full-time certified / licensed dental assistant for full-time employment. Clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8 AM-12 PM and 1-5 PM....
8 days ago
Community Dental Care - Rochester, MN
JOIN OUR TEAM: Community Dental Care seeks a full-time Licensed Dental Assistant to join our Rochester team. Help make a difference at a non-profit!...
23 days ago
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
The Licensed Dental Assistant is an integral team member who utilizes expanded function duties within their licensure and integrates this into the medical practice to provide direct patient care, indirect...
28 days ago
Aspen Dental - Rochester, MN
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Rochester, MN

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

$49,916

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Rochester, MN offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • 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 Rochester, MN
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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