Dental Assistant Jobs in New Jersey

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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Confidential - Medford, NJ
Certified Dental Assistants who can place sealants, do fluoride treatments, take impressions and apply whitening products are encouraged to apply....
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Complete Dental Works - Teaneck, NJ
RAPIDLY EXPANDED DENTAL OFFICE LOCATED AT TEANECK, NEW JERSEY, LOOKING FOR ENERGETIC, FAST LEARNING DENTAL ASSISTANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM WHO LIKES TO LEARN EVERYDAY AND LOVE TO HELP OUR PATIENTS AS MUCH...
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5 hours ago Complete Dental Works
Great Expressions Dental Centers - Newark, 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!...
10 hours ago
Millburn Orthodontics, PA - Millburn, 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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2 days ago
Great Expressions Dental Centers - North Brunswick, 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
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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1 day ago Legacy Family Dental
Brunswick Smiles - Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, 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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1 day ago Brunswick Smiles
Great Expressions Dental Centers - West Long Branch, NJ
Overview Our West Long Branch Dental Practice is offering a $500 Sign on Bonus for a Full-Time Dental Assistant!...
1 day ago
Premium Dentistry - (Route 9 South) Lakewood, NJ
Seeking a Dental Assistant to join our amazing team at our growing dental practice. FULL / PART-TIME position includes some evenings and weekends....
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2 days ago Premium Dentistry
Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. - Pemberton, NJ
Dental Assistant) or RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) preferred Diploma from Dental Assistant program High School Diploma/GED At least 1 year of current work experience; 2-4 years preferred Valid...
3 days ago
Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. - Hammonton, NJ
Dental Assistant) or RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) preferred Diploma from Dental Assistant program High School Diploma/GED At least 1 year of current work experience; 2-4 years preferred Valid...
3 days ago
Gallery of Smiles - Florham Park, NJ 07932, 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
Holmdel, 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...
4 days ago
Midwest Dental - Plainsboro, 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

Demographic Data for New Jersey

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Administrative Dental Assistant

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental...


Clinical Dental Assistant

When you become a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a career that is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. Caring dental assistants truly make a difference with clients, providing comfort and...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in New Jersey

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in New Jersey as reported by the BLS.

$41,817

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in New Jersey 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 New Jersey
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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