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 - Festus, 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...
3 days ago
U.S. Army Medical Command - Fort Leonard Wood, MO
You may be required 5% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 0681 Dental Assistant Requirements Requirements Conditions Of Employment Appointment...
2 days ago
Arnold, MO
Functions certificate in Orthodontics (desired but not required) Perks of joining our team?...
1 hour ago
Kansas City, MO
Full-Time (4-5 days a week) dental assistant position available with excellent pay and FULL (medical, etc)benefits!...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Arnold, 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...
1 day ago
Kansas City, MO
We are currently hiring for full and part-time Dental Assistants who love the dental profession and desire to work with the best....
1 day ago
Blue Springs, MO
Wanted part time dental asst and front desk.busy office great pay flexible hours. Great staff fun place to work. Hiring immediately..
1 day ago
University of Missouri-Kansas City - Kansas City, 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...
2 days ago
Saint Peters, MO
Duties will include but are not limited to; chairside orthodontic assisting, banding and bonding, Phase I and Phase II orthodontics, Invisalign treatment, x-rays, itero scanning, impressions,...
1 day ago
Aspen Dental - Washington, MO
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Raytown, 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...
1 day ago
Saint Louis, MO
Were looking for an awesome dental assistant. General dentistry practice that serves patients of all ages. Procedures are mainly restorative... fillings and crowns....
1 day ago
Umkc - Kansas City, 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...
2 hours ago
Saint Louis, MO
Oral Surgery Practice has immediate opening for Surgical Technician. We're looking for an experienced professional who can work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment and provide our...
1 hour ago
Wentzville, MO
Demonstrate complete knowledge and usage of dental terminology, dental instruments, tray setups and instrument sharpening....
4 days ago

Demographic Data for Missouri

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...

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...

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...

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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.


Highest Education Level

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

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