Dental Assistant Jobs in San Ysidro, 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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Pueblo Jemez - Jemez Pueblo, NM (10 miles from San Ysidro, NM)
Qualifications High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); AND successful completion of a formal coursework in dental assistance; AND two (2) years of experience as a Dental Assistant....
7 days ago
Rio Rancho, NM (18 miles from San Ysidro, NM)
Sign-on Bonus $500** We are a busy dental office in Rio Rancho looking for a friendly DENTAL ASSISTANT to join our team....
16 days ago
Presbyterian Medical Services - Bernalillo, NM (13 miles from San Ysidro, NM)
DENTAL ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED FOR RADIOLOGY (Temp/on-call) JOB CATEGORY: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER / DENTAL POSITION SUMMARY: This position assists the Dentist at chairside during examination and treatment...
17 days ago
San Ysidro Health Center - San Ysidro, NM
as dental assistant....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in San Ysidro, NM

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

$33,746

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in San Ysidro, 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 San Ysidro, NM
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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