Dental Assistant Jobs in Somerset, 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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Bayonne, NJ (24 miles from Somerset, 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....
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Midwest Dental - Plainsboro, NJ (11 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Mondovi Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states....
1 day ago
Gallery of Smiles - Florham Park, NJ 07932, NJ (20 miles from Somerset, 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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Metuchen, NJ (9 miles from Somerset, 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....
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Florham Park, NJ (20 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Full time position for dental assistant available! Quality first, family dentistry seeks a hard working, self-motivated, qualified dental assistant for immediate hire....
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Midwest Dental - East Brunswick, NJ (7 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Mondovi Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states. Do you thrive on giving exceptional patient service?...
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2 days ago Midwest Dental
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ (4 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Job Information Rutgers University Dental Assistant III in New Brunswick, New Jersey Title: Dental Assistant IIILocation: US-NJ-New Brunswick...
2 days ago
Holmdel, NJ (20 miles from Somerset, 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...
1 day ago
Midwest Dental - Plainsboro, NJ (11 miles from Somerset, NJ)
*IH ID: 2020-8846 # of Openings: 1 Category: Dental Assistant Type: Part Time Regular...
4 days ago
Midwest Dental - Morristown, NJ (19 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Mondovit Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states. Do you thrive on giving exceptional patient service?...
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4 days ago Midwest Dental
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Union, NJ (19 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Our Union, NJ Dental Practice is offering a $1,000 Sign on Bonus for a Full-Time Dental Assistant!...
4 days ago
Metuchen, NJ (9 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Dental Assistant with radiology license needed Career opportunity with 401 k 30-35 hours per week...
5 days ago
Rosenfeld Dental Associates - Edison, NJ (9 miles from Somerset, NJ)
The time is now!! Come join an already amazing team!! We have a full-time position available as we grow our newly renovated private practice. Our dental office is not corporate. We are privately...
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ (4 miles from Somerset, NJ)
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Dental Assistant III for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry-Special Care Treatment Center within the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM...
5 days ago
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ (4 miles from Somerset, NJ)
The Dental Assistant II performs work related to the care, sterilization, packing, and disbursement of equipment and supplies....
6 days ago

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Introduction to Dental Medicine
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Somerset, NJ

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

$39,760

Highest Education Level

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

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