Dental Assistant Jobs in Elizabeth, NJ

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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New York, NY (10 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Experienced Registered Dental Assistant (Queens) compensation: $48-$50 PLUS a Monthly TEAM Bonus employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Experienced Dental Hygienist - Two days a week -...
2 days ago
Jackson Heights, NY (16 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Looking for dental assistant for general practice office. Bilingual english/spanish. 30 hours/week. Monday and Wednesday 10am-6pm. Tuesday 10am-2pm. Thursday 12 noon -7 pm. Saturday 9am-2pm....
8 hours ago
New York, NY (10 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Dental Assistant for a full time position is available for qualified dental assistants. Candidates should have knowledge of taking digital x-rays and experience in four-handed dentistry....
6 hours ago
Staten Island, NY (5 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Orthodontic Dental Assistant No experience needed for this exciting opportunity! We pay the costs associated with the Online Education Program and Certification! Reach out today to get started!...
2 days ago
Brooklyn, NY (9 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Full time dental assistant needed for a beautiful Park Slope Dental office. Friendly staff and patients. Close to bus and subway. We prefer prior experience. But we are willing to train....
1 day ago
New York, NY (10 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Position Requirements: Experience in periodontics or oral surgery Ability to multitask in a fast pace setting Ability to translate the doctors vision of the practice Must know dentrix Ability to take...
8 hours ago
Confidential - New York, NY (12 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Energetic dental assistant needed for midtown dental office Monday through Thursday. Must be able to multi-task. 2 years minimum experience with knowledge of Dentrix....
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4 hours ago
Forest Hills, NY (17 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Experienced Dental Assistant Minimum 3 years experience Capable of taking digital x-rays Computer friendly Looking for Monday and Thursday's Possibility of more days in future....
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Lyndhurst, NJ (8 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Private practice General Dentist in Bergen County seeking a highly motivated, organized, and personable Dental Assistant to join our team....
1 day ago
Joseph Lichter D.D.S. P.C. - Brooklyn, NY (13 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Immediate Position Available We are also looking for an experienced and dedicated Dental Assistant to join our growing high end practice....
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First MedCare Inc - Brooklyn, NY (9 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make the dentist's office more efficient and pleasant for patients....
3 days ago
Staten Island, NY (5 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Part time dental assistant/receptionist needed for boutique dental office. Candidate MUST know how to take x-rays. One year experience mandatory for consideration....
3 days ago
Brooklyn, NY (9 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Our office, Leaf Dental is looking for a Dental Assistant for a modern, quality driven dental office in DUMBO. Looking for a friendly, determined and motivated person to join our team....
3 days ago
New York, NY (10 miles from Elizabeth, NJ)
Dental assistant needed for two offices - Manhattan (Financial District) and Brooklyn (Boerum Hill); assistant will travel between the two....
3 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Elizabeth, NJ

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Elizabeth, NJ offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • 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 Elizabeth, NJ
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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