Dental Assistant Jobs in Rio Rancho, NM

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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Presbyterian Medical Services - Rio Rancho, NM
DENTAL ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED FOR RADIOLOGY JOB CATEGORY: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER / DENTAL POSITION SUMMARY: This position assists the Dentist at chairside during examination and treatment of patient...
20 hours ago
Midwest Dental - Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Overview Dental Assistant **$1,000 Sign on Bonus!** Mountain Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family!...
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Our office is seeking an xray certified Dental Assistant, with at least one year of experience with a General Dentist. Eaglesoft experience is a plus. Hours are Monday -Thursday 7:45am - 5:00pm....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Rio Rancho, NM
Now is the time to join Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Now is the time to join Cottonwood Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your...
3 days ago
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Dental Assistant Holloman AFB, NM Full Time Job Details Sterling Medical is currently looking for a Dental Assistant for a unique assignment opportunity providing services to the DOD at Holloman AFB...
4 days ago
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
You should have a current x-ray license, be knowledgeable with computers, professional, focused and able to make dental visits enjoyable for our patients....
5 days ago
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Dental Assistant/Receiptionist wanted for NE Heights family practice. Must be x-ray certified and proficient in digital x-rays and Eaglesoft software....
6 days ago
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Dental Assistant needed for friendly NE heights dental office. Contact Dr. Holbrook's office at ... to apply....
6 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Dental Assistant (RDA) Sterling Medical Corporation Albuquerque, NM Full Time $23.09 - $28.09/Hour Job Details Company Overview Sterling Medical has an exciting opportunity for a Dental Assistant to...
13 days ago
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Current NM license and x-ray certification required....
13 days ago
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
A current New Mexico dental assistant license, radiology certification and one to two years clinical dental assisting experience is required. Dentrix software experience is preferred....
14 days ago
Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Duties and responsibilities include: making the patient feel important and special, taking impressions of teeth, taking x-rays, changing out wires and brackets, writing notes in patient charts, giving...
16 days ago
UNM Medical Group - Albuquerque, NM (14 miles from Rio Rancho, NM)
Maintains and assists with computerized data and charting, probing, and digital x-rays. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned....
16 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Rio Rancho, NM

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Rio Rancho, NM as reported by the BLS.

$33,746

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Rio Rancho, NM 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 Rio Rancho, NM
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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