Dental Assistant Jobs in Paterson, 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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Brooklyn, NY (17 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Candidate should be able to take digital x-rays. Other duties include setting up rooms and breaking down rooms. Send resume and contact information....
2 days ago
White Plains, NY (22 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Our long time Dental assistant is retiring. We are looking for someone who is experienced in assisting with front desk knowledge 4 days a week starting January....
1 day ago
SN Family Dental - Newark, NJ (9 miles from Paterson, NJ)
What does a dental assistant do? Read on to find out the answer to that question The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office....
Wayne, NJ (4 miles from Paterson, 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...
20 hours ago
New York, NY (14 miles from Paterson, NJ)
BUSY MANHATTAN DENTAL OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED DENTAL ASSISTANT. MUST BE FRIENDLY AND A TEAM PLAYER...
18 hours ago
Brooklyn, NY (17 miles from Paterson, NJ)
F/T A busy Dental Office in Williamsburg,Brooklyn looking for a motivated,reliable dentist assitant with elevated sense of work ethics for a full time position. Job responsibilities include...
1 day ago
Brooklyn, NY (17 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Experienced dental assistant needed for 1-2 days a week- Mondays or Tuesdays a must. Office is very modern and up to date. Please reply with your resume if interested in the position....
1 day ago
Plainfield, NJ (24 miles from Paterson, 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....
20 hours ago
New York, NY (14 miles from Paterson, 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....
17 hours ago
Dental Care Alliance - Yonkers, NY (15 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate (EFDA) is preferred with a current X-ray license in the state of New York....
New York, NY (14 miles from Paterson, NJ)
We are looking to add either a part time or full time dental assistant to our team. Days needed would be Monday- Friday and days are flexible....
1 day ago
Forest Hills, NY (21 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Dental Assistant: Looking for an energetic, polite, willing to learn and capable of multitasking individual. Must be reliable and responsible....
1 day ago
New York, NY (14 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Dental Assistant/Receptionist Compensation: $19- $26 per hour Salary commensurate with experience Dental Assistant must have the following experience and skills: 1-2 years Dental Assistance is a must...
20 hours ago
Effie Sofos DMD - Emerson, NJ (8 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Part time dental assistant in Emerson general practice. Flexable hours Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and alternate Saturdays Minimum 1 1/2 years experience and a dental xray license required....
Rockaway, NJ (16 miles from Paterson, NJ)
Part-time RDA with **orthodontic experience** Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays in Rockaway. Fridays and 1 Saturday per month in Wayne. Applicant must be out-going, friendly, responsible, and punctual....
1 day ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Paterson, NJ

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

$39,760

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Highest Education Level

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

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