Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia, MO

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 - Columbia, MO (7 miles from Columbia, MO)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, you'll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
8 days ago
Heartland Dental - Columbia, MO
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...
8 days ago
Columbia, MO
Our office is looking for two experienced dental assistants to join our team. We are looking for candidates who are great with kids, patient friendly, team players and hardworking....
13 days ago
Aspen Dental - Columbia, MO
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
20 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...


HIPAA for Dental Offices
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive look at HIPAA legislation and address its application within a dental office setting. To ensure the privacy of protected health information,...

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