Dental Assistant Jobs in West Milford, 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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Nutley, NJ (21 miles from West Milford, NJ)
Seeking Dental Assistant. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday and every other Saturday. Experience preferred. Call or text for a paid working interview. ......
2 days ago
New Milford, NJ (21 miles from West Milford, NJ)
NO prior experience needed NO x-ray license needed Will provide paid training on the job! Applicants should be interested in both assisting and front desk responsibilities....
3 hours ago
Dental Care of Rockland - Nyack, NY (24 miles from West Milford, NJ)
We are looking for dental assistant in a small friendly office should be well-organized with great attention to detail and follow instructionsand respect dental office regulationsto make office procedures...
Pleasant Dental LLC - Passaic, NJ (20 miles from West Milford, 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...
Clifton, NJ (18 miles from West Milford, NJ)
~Dentrix knowledge is preferred. ~ 32-35 hours per week. ~Every other Saturday is required. ~ Registered Dental Assistant (Preferred) ~X-ray License (Required)...
3 days ago
Towaco, NJ (11 miles from West Milford, NJ)
Small family dental practice located in Towaco NJ, seeking a friendly and multi-tasking dental assistant. Qualified applicants must have some experience and X-ray license....
4 days ago
Effie Sofos DMD - Emerson, NJ (19 miles from West Milford, 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....
Wayne, NJ (11 miles from West Milford, 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...
5 days ago
Rockaway, NJ (10 miles from West Milford, 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....
6 days ago
SN Family Dental - Newark, NJ (24 miles from West Milford, 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....
Dental Care Alliance - Suffern, NY (14 miles from West Milford, NJ)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have at least 1 year of hands on dental experience and preferred to have an X-ray license in the state of New York....
Midwest Dental - Millburn, NJ (24 miles from West Milford, NJ)
Overview Dental Assistant **$2,000 Sign-On Bonus** Mondovi Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family!...
Belleville, NJ (23 miles from West Milford, NJ)
X-ray license a MUST or WITHIN WEEKS to obtain it (Already having passed the Exam at least). The position requires Saturdays ( every other)....
9 days ago
State of New York - Orangeburg, NY (21 miles from West Milford, NJ)
Takes x-rays by positioning patients, adjusting and operating x-ray equipment, and developing and mounting exposed film in order to provide information useful in diagnosis and treatment....
9 days ago
Integrated Dental Aesthetic - Kinnelon, NJ (6 miles from West Milford, NJ)
We are looking for an experienced, exceptional licensed dental assistant to join our dental practice in Kinnelon New Jersey....

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in West Milford, NJ

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

$39,760

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Highest Education Level

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

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