Dental Assistant Jobs in Amherst, NH

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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Westford, MA (21 miles from Amherst, NH)
A great Training opportunity for a Dental Assistant to join our team. Seeking a positive, driven, motivated individual willing to join our team as full-time or part-time member....
4 days ago
Community Health Connections - Fitchburg, MA (22 miles from Amherst, NH)
Minimum 1 year experience as a dental assistant. CPR Certified Mass State License Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English....
Community Health Connections - Fitchburg, MA (22 miles from Amherst, NH)
.* Take, develop and mount x-rays (DANB national certification)* Prepare work to be sent to dental laboratories.* Works as part of team and works at the Community Health Center as required.* Demonstrate...
10 days ago
Spoonwood Dental Partners/Raynor Dental - Peterborough, NH (16 miles from Amherst, NH)
General Job Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic and positive Dental Assistant for our well-established office!...
Central New England Endodontics & Implantology - Fitchburg, MA (22 miles from Amherst, NH)
Central New England Endodontics is currently looking to hire a few full time Certified Dental Assistant....
Glen Lake Dental - Goffstown, NH (10 miles from Amherst, NH)
Dental Hygiene OpportunityIf you are interested in becoming part of an excellent team and working in a prevention-oriented practice, we would love to hear from you! We at Glen Lake Dental are...
12 days ago
Cornerstone Dental Group - Westford, MA (21 miles from Amherst, NH)
Properly take, develop and mount diagnostically acceptable x-rays, including full mouth series, bite wing, periapical, and panoramic cephalometric radiographs. ?...
22 days ago
Westford, MA (21 miles from Amherst, NH)
We are looking for an addition to our team for a FULL TIME position as a DENTAL ASSISTANT. Experience is NOT REQUIRED....
26 days ago
Aspen Dental - Amherst, NH
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Manchester, NH (11 miles from Amherst, NH)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for Amherst, NH

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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...

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...

Dental Assistant Fundamentals: 1st Step To Be Professional
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Amherst, NH

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Amherst, NH offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • 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 Amherst, NH
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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