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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Part-Time Dental Assistant

  • Smile Design Dental Center
  • O Fallon, MO
  • 13 hours ago
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...

Registered Dental Assistant

  • Pacific Dental Services Incorporated
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • 11 hours ago
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Independence, MO
  • moments ago
Assist during a variety of treatment procedures Take dental X-rays Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Manage infection control prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment Educate patients...

Orthodontic Assistant- Westrock Orthodontics

  • Rock Dental Brands
  • Arnold, MO
  • 13 hours ago
Apply Job Type Full-time Description As an Orthodontic Assistant you will assist the Orthodontist with patients to ensure the highest quality of care is provided. Perform clinical and technical...

Dental Assistant

  • Compass Health Network
  • Saint Charles, MO
  • 4 hours ago
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....

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • moments ago
Assist during a variety of treatment procedures Take dental X-rays Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Manage infection control prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment Educate patients...

Endodontic Dental Assistant

  • enroot
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • 7 hours ago
Innovative mobile dental company seeking an experienced Dental Assistant to support our growing business in West St Louis County/St Charles....
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Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • 1 hour ago
Assist during a variety of treatment procedures Take dental X-rays Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Manage infection control prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment Educate patients...

Dental Assistant - Career Advancement

  • Aspen Dental
  • Saint Joseph, MO
  • moments ago
Assistant, you will help support the clinical needs of the practices patients and doctors....

Licensed Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Springfield, MO
  • 3 days ago
Assistant certification and/or X-ray certification in states where it is required Recommended Skills Clinical Works Curiosity Infection Control Manufacturing Dentures Radiology...

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

  • Heartland Dental
  • Marshfield, MO
  • 3 days ago
Overview Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Marshfield Family Dental Care, is looking for a Dental Assistant to join our team....

Dental Assistant

  • Forum Dental - St. Robert
  • Saint Robert, MO
  • 3 days ago
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...

Dental Assistant - Career Advancement

  • Aspen Dental
  • Branson, MO
  • 3 days ago
Assistant, you will help support the clinical needs of the practices patients and doctors....

Dental Assistant

  • New Horizons Dental Practice
  • Kansas City, MO
  • 3 days ago
assistant Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods Understanding of health & safety regulations Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus Good...

Dental Assistant

  • Smile Design Dental Center
  • O Fallon, MO
  • 4 days ago
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...

Demographic Data for Missouri

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Missouri

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireDental research efforts.

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Dental Assistant positions


  • Heartland Dental
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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Missouri offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.9%)
  • 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 (48.4%)
  • 1-2 years (27.4%)
  • None (13.1%)
  • 10+ years (11.2%)

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