Dental Assistant Jobs in Kearny, 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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Wayne, NJ (15 miles from Kearny, NJ)
New Jersey, Wayne, private dental office seeking an experienced DENTAL ASSISTANT (temporary, 2 month ), X-ray license is a must. Full time: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm Please send resume...
2 days ago
New York, NY (6 miles from Kearny, NJ)
2 days ago
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ (24 miles from Kearny, NJ)
Daily cleans and maintains dental x-ray developers and barrier protection on x-ray units. Maintains dental equipment and notifies Dental Director of any equipment in disrepair....
2 days ago
Brooklyn, NY (7 miles from Kearny, NJ)
We are a small, private dental office looking for a full time dental assistant to join our dedicated team....
1 day ago
Dental Care Alliance - Roselle Park, NJ (9 miles from Kearny, NJ)
The candidate we hire is required to have a minimum of 1 year of hands on Dental Assistant experience and must be x-ray certified in the state of New Jersey....
Williston Park, NY (24 miles from Kearny, NJ)
Family Dental Practice seeks dental assistant. You can be someone with experience or someone interested in starting a career in dental care....
1 day ago
Clifton, NJ (8 miles from Kearny, NJ)
~Dentrix knowledge is preferred. ~ 32-35 hours per week. ~Every other Saturday is required. ~ Registered Dental Assistant (Preferred) ~X-ray License (Required)...
18 hours ago
Brooklyn, NY (7 miles from Kearny, NJ)
Previous dental assisting experience of 2+ years Efficient team player Excellent communication skills Responsibilities: Prepare customers for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort Take digital X-rays...
8 hours ago
Plainfield, NJ (18 miles from Kearny, NJ)
We have a job opening for dental assistant at our office in North Plainfield, NJ. Pleasant personality and good communication skills are must. Compensation will be competitive and per hour....
2 days ago
New York, NY (6 miles from Kearny, NJ)
Looking for an experienced dental assistant. Minimum 4 years post training. We have a rotating schedule of dentist, so the ideal candidate would understand each doctor's style and needs....
2 days ago
New York, NY (6 miles from Kearny, NJ)
Overview Murray Hill Endodontics has an opening for a Dental Assistant in New York, NY. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
18 hours ago
Affinity Dental Management - New York, NY (6 miles from Kearny, NJ)
We are looking for a Full Time Dental Assistant who is driven, patient-centric and a brand ambassador....
15 hours ago
Pleasant Dental LLC - Passaic, NJ (7 miles from Kearny, NJ)
have the following credentials/skills: Vocational Degree or Certification X-Ray License Chairside Assisting General Dentistry Dental Terminology Front Office Dentrix Learning and Development Why You'll...
New York, NY (6 miles from Kearny, NJ)
Gramercy Park dental practice is looking for a kind, skillful, motivated, team playing, and well-rounded dental assistant with a minimum of 3 years experience....
1 day ago
Tuckahoe, NY (21 miles from Kearny, NJ)
Full time dental assistant position. Applicant should have experience in four handed dentistry, digital x-rays, knowledge of Dentrix and Dexis....
1 day ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Kearny, NJ

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Highest Education Level

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

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