Dental Assistant Jobs in Springfield, 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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Jordan Valley Community Health Center - Springfield, MO
Covid Vaccine required for all employees Preferred Qualifications: Expanded Functions certifications Graduation from a dental assisting school...
3 days ago
Jordan Valley Community Health Center - Springfield, MO
Apply Job Type Full-time Description Dental Assistant - Women's Health Full-time, 36 hours per week $1500 sign on bonus for full-time Starting at 15.00/hour We offer competitive salary, benefits for...
3 days ago
Springfield, MO
Expanded functions is a plus!! You must be passionate about your work, be a self-starter and have a positive energy....
5 days ago
Heartland Dental - Springfield, 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...
23 days ago
Jordan Valley Community Health Center - Republic, MO (13 miles from Springfield, MO)
Apply Job Type Part-time Description Student Advocate - Dental Assistant Track Part-Time The Student Advocate - Dental Assistant Track is responsible for the scheduling of patient appointments through...
29 days ago
Jordan Valley Community Health Center - Springfield, MO
Functions certifications Graduation from a dental assistant program...
60+ 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...

Dental Assistant Fundamentals
A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists...

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Springfield, MO

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

$38,208

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Springfield, MO offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • 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 Springfield, MO
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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