Dental Assistant Jobs in Independence, 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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Heartland Dental - Belton, MO (24 miles from Independence, MO)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
20 hours ago
Heartland Dental - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Overview Expanded Duties Dental Assistant - EDDA - Dental Assistant New Mark Dental Care, a 1 doctor practice, is looking for a Dental Assistant to join our team....
20 hours ago
Heartland Dental - Blue Springs, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
3 days ago
Aspen Dental - Belton, MO (24 miles from Independence, MO)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
7 days ago
Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Position: Part-time Dental Assistant Facility: Jackson County Detention Center Location: Kansas City, MO Hours and shift: 4-6 hours per week (Saturdays) JOB DESCRIPTION Are you a professional Dental...
9 days ago
Gladstone, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Job responsibilities: Taking X-rays and impressions Chair-side assisting with fillings, root canals, crowns, and making temporaries Removing soft liner from dentures and placing new soft liner Perform...
17 days ago
Independence, MO
Private practice dental office in Independence is seeking an experienced Expanded Function Dental Assistant in Removable to join our team. 2+ years experience required....
24 days ago
Lenexa, KS (20 miles from Independence, MO)
General dental practice looking for another team member to add to our office. Mon-Thurs schedule. Low stress office with great staff, amazing patients, and wonderful doctor. M-Th schedule with an...
25 days ago
Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Dental Assistant Kansas City, MO Full Time $17.00 - $20.00/Hour Job Details Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, x-ray and laboratory duties....
30+ days ago
Dds Dentures Implant Solutions - Belton, MO (24 miles from Independence, MO)
care Qualifications Experience with removable prosthodontics such as dentures and partials Experienced in taking impressions for dentures Experience with oral surgery Eaglesoft experience, preferred X-ray...
30+ days ago
360Care - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Dental Assistant 360care Kansas City, MO Full Time Job Details Purpose: Assist physicians at assigned long term care facilities with dental care....
30+ days ago
Compass Health Network - Raymore, MO (22 miles from Independence, MO)
Job Description: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - JOB SPECIFIC Outreach Educate/Promote oral health through presentations in local schools, civic organizations, community programs and various other entities...
30+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Grandview, MO (18 miles from Independence, MO)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
45+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Independence, MO
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
45+ days ago
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. - Kansas City, MO (10 miles from Independence, MO)
Job Details Job Location : Kansas City/St Joseph - Kansas City, MO Position Type : Full Time Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Category : Education Description SUMMARY Instructors’ primary...
45+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Independence, MO

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

$38,344

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Independence, MO 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Independence, MO
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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