Dental Assistant Jobs in Lees Summit, 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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Kansas City, MO (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Are you ready to take your career as a Dental Assistant further than you ever thought possible?...
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Gladstone, MO (24 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Our busy office is looking for an experienced dental assistant with a friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude, and an eagerness to build relationships with our patients....
1 day ago
Patricia Bettels-Rhodes - Oak Grove, MO 64075, MO (12 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
The office is in need of a dental assistant with experience who would like to join our family long term....
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Umkc - Kansas City, MO (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
The UMKC Dental Radiology Clinic is looking for an experienced Senior Dental Assistant with proven instructional and patient care/service skills....
2 days ago
Kansas City, MO (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Our growing dental office is looking for an enthusiastic dental assistant to help us provide friendly, quality care for our patients....
4 days ago
Umkc - Kansas City, MO (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Assistant (CDA) Certification OR Passing the Missouri Test of Basic Dental Assisting Skills Preferred Qualifications 3 or more years of chairside dental assisting experience Knowledge of MDA expanded...
5 days ago
Heartland Dental - Raytown, MO (12 miles from Lees Summit, 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...
6 days ago
Blue Springs, MO (8 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Wanted part time dental asst and front desk.busy office great pay flexible hours. Great staff fun place to work. Hiring immediately..
6 days ago
Kansas City, MO (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
We are currently hiring for full and part-time Dental Assistants who love the dental profession and desire to work with the best....
6 days ago
University of Missouri-Kansas City - Kansas City, MO (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Certifications as required by state/federal law or regulatory agencies is necessary: Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Certification OR Passing the Missouri Test of Basic Dental Assisting Skills Preferred...
7 days ago
Gentle Dental - Lenexa, KS (19 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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7 days ago Gentle Dental
Kansas City, MO (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Full-Time (4-5 days a week) dental assistant position available with excellent pay and FULL (medical, etc)benefits!...
8 days ago
All Medical Personnel - Lenexa, KS (19 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
About Our Client: Our client diagnostic results reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. The world leader in providing...
8 days ago
Overland Park, KS (18 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Are you looking for a full time position in the Overland Park area working with a great group and having Friday's off? We might be your match. We are looking for an energetic caring assistant with...
9 days ago
Affordable Care - Independence, MO (14 miles from Lees Summit, MO)
Job Information Affordable Care Dental Assistant/Front Desk Assistant in Independence, Missouri Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant / Front Office Assistant!...
9 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lees Summit, MO

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

$38,344

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Highest Education Level

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

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