Dental Assistant Jobs in Missouri

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 - Fenton, 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...
1 day ago
Swope Health - Kansas City, MO
Dental Certification & Expanded Functions a plus....
2 days ago
Jefferson City, MO
Orthodontic Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
2 days ago
Heartland Dental - Saint Louis, MO
assistant certification and/or x-ray certification Excellent communication and organizational skills Preferred Experience 1+ years of experience in a dental setting Dentrix or other dental software...
1 day ago
Jordan Valley Community Health Center - Lebanon, MO
Apply Job Type Full-time, Part-time Description Dental Assistant $1500 sign on bonus for full-time Starting at 15.00/hour We offer competitive salary, benefits for full time employees (including medical...
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Columbia, 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
Heartland Dental - Festus, 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
Pacific Dental Services - Saint Louis, MO
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Compass Health Network - Saint Charles, MO
The dental assistant also performs duties in the field of reception, chairside assisting, sterilization, inventory and records. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position....
3 days ago
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
Compass Health Network - Union, MO
The dental assistant also performs duties in the field of reception, chairside assisting, sterilization, inventory and records. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position....
4 days ago
O Fallon, MO
I understand and appreciate how important a good dental assistant is to a practice. 401k, bonus, paid vacation, and sick days. Message me if interested. Cell is ... Thanks....
5 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
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences - Kirksville, MO
The dental assistant will assist residents and faculty in four-handed dentistry for general restorative procedures as well as specialty areas including: Oral Surgery, Removable/Fixed Prosthodontics,...
6 days ago

Demographic Data for Missouri

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Missouri

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

$37,200

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Missouri 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 Missouri
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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