Dental Assistant Jobs in Metuchen, 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 City, NY (21 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Terrific, professional work environment.....General Dentistry Please include along with your resume the number of years as a dental assistant. Thank you........
3 days ago
Gallery of Smiles - Florham Park, NJ 07932, NJ (16 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Salary: $18.00 to $26.00 /hour Experience: dental assisting: 2 years (Preferred) License: Certified Dental Assistant (Preferred) Registered Dental Assistant (Preferred) X-ray (Required) Work Location...
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3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Newark, NJ (16 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Our North Brunswick, NJ Dental Practice is seeking a Part Time Dental Assistant! Located @ 1950 NJ-27, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902 NJ Xray/Radiology License Required!...
2 hours ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - North Brunswick, NJ (10 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Overview Our North Brunswick, NJ Dental Practice is seeking a Part Time Dental Assistant! Located @ 1950 NJ-27, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902 NJ Xray/Radiology License Required!...
1 day ago
Legacy Family Dental - Mountain Lakes, NJ (24 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Come assist our fantastic hygiene department! Must have your xray license. Work side by side with our amazing hygienists, who provide our patients with excellent care. You will be responsible for...
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21 hours ago Legacy Family Dental
Brunswick Smiles - Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, NJ (14 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
We are a state of the art, digital general dentist office looking for a part time or full time CDA RDA dental assistant. This is the second location of a family owned PPO/FFS office....
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21 hours ago Brunswick Smiles
Millburn Orthodontics, PA - Millburn, NJ (13 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Seeking a part time to full time orthodontic assistant for our friendly, family oriented practice. Must be a professional, energetic and enthusiastic person who enjoys working with children and...
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1 day ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Seeking a Full Time Dental Assistant for our busy dental practice. Experience is a PLUS. Spanish language is a MUST! You should be available Saturdays, weekdays and be flexible with your hours....
3 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - West Long Branch, NJ (24 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Overview Our West Long Branch Dental Practice is offering a $500 Sign on Bonus for a Full-Time Dental Assistant!...
1 day ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
We are looking for an experienced Surgical Dental Assistant who is interested in working with an elite office team and taking on a leadership role....
1 day ago
Holmdel, NJ (14 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
General dental practice in Holmdel is looking for a new team member. Experience and xray license a plus. Position is full time and hours are Mon 9-8 pm, tue and thur 9-6 pm, fri 8:30-2 pm and 1...
3 days ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
We are looking for an experienced dental assistant to join our team. 4-handed dentistry a must. Skills with implant and surgery assisting preferred....
3 days ago
Midwest Dental - Plainsboro, NJ (18 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Mondovi Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states....
4 days ago
Metuchen, NJ
Dental Assistant wanted for fast-paced, high-tech dental office that offers patients quality and comprehensive dental care. We are a friendly and lively team....
4 days ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Metuchen, NJ)
Join a team of super professionals who will welcome you, support and encourage you as you grow personally, professionally and financially. Our multispecialty practice has often been featured in...
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Metuchen, NJ

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Metuchen, NJ as reported by the BLS.

$39,760

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Metuchen, NJ offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (16.9%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.4%)
  • 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 Metuchen, NJ
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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