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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Aspen Dental - Hackettstown, NJ
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
13 hours ago
Ardent Health Services - Montclair, NJ
We are looking for a dynamic and passionate Dental Assistant (Registered) to join the Mountainside Team!...
6 hours ago
Lyndhurst, NJ
Private practice General Dentist in Bergen County seeking a highly motivated, organized, and personable Dental Assistant to join our team....
1 day ago
Cherry Hill, NJ
We are seeking a Dental Assistant for a Dental practice in Cherry Hill. We are looking for a long term employee who is focused on quality patient care and also a team player....
22 hours ago
Dental Care Alliance - Voorhees, NJ
The Dental Assistant we hire must be x-ray certified in the state of New Jersey and is preferred to have previous experience working as a Dental Assistant, however, recent graduates from a formal Dental...
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1 day ago Dental Care Alliance
Premium Dentistry - Lakewood, NJ
Day to day task include but not limited to: Chairside assisting Taking x-rays Data entry Treatment presentation Scheduling patients Confirming appointments Expanding functions (experience required)...
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3 days ago Premium Dentistry
Princeton, NJ
Dental Assistant Needed ***NO SATURDAYS*** Full Time and Part Time Position Available Monday-Friday Quality Family Practice Excellent Salary and Benefits Must Have X-Ray License Please E-mail Resume...
3 days ago
Princeton, NJ
If you want to join a professional dental team that is thoughtful, fun and recognized as leaders and respected professionals, please submit your resume for further consideration. Our position...
3 days ago
Asbury Park, NJ
Dental Assistant Wanted ***NO SATURDAYS*** Full Time and Part Time Position Available Monday-Friday Quality Family Practice Excellent Salary and Benefits Must have X-Ray License Please E-mail Resume...
3 days ago
Butler, NJ
Looking for a dental assistant, sterilization tech or a floater. Part time position for Tuesdays and Thursdays. 14-16 hours a week. May extend to more days. Please email resume. Thank you....
4 days ago
Secaucus, NJ
We are looking for a talented Dental assistant to manage patients. Must be able to respond efficiently to patient and doctor needs and inquiries....
4 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Glen Rock, NJ
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of New Jersey required Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program...
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Comfort Dental Clinic - Fort Lee, NJ
Job Information Comfort Dental Clinic Dental Assistant/Reception in FORT LEE, New Jersey Update and maintain clients dental records Perform routine dental cleanings and assist the dentist with complex...
4 days ago
Branchville, NJ
General dentist office in Branchville, NJ looking for a part-time dental assistant....
4 days ago

Demographic Data for New Jersey

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice
Discover the core principles of dental radiography and X-ray exposure

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your...

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...

The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support
Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives...

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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.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in New Jersey offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • 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 New Jersey
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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