Dental Assistant Jobs in New Mexico

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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DentalOne Partners - Albuquerque, NM
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Santa Fe, NM
Dental Assistant: Very modern, clean dental office in Santa Fe searching for an energetic, passionate, motivated and experienced dental assistant to join our team....
4 days ago
Sterling Medical Corporation - Alamogordo, NM
Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays) Take and process dental radiographs (x-rays) Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays) Confirm appointments for dental providers, including staff...
4 days ago
Sterling Medical Corporation - Albuquerque, NM
Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays) Take and process dental radiographs (x-rays) Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays) Confirm appointments for dental providers, including staff...
5 days ago
Albuquerque, NM
Current NM license and x-ray certification required....
5 days ago
Albuquerque, 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....
6 days ago
Pueblo Jemez - Jemez Pueblo, 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
Midwest Dental - Albuquerque, NM
Overview Dental Assistant **$1,000 Sign on Bonus!** Mountain Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family!...
DentalOne Partners - Albuquerque, NM
Handed Dentistry- experience with assisting with periodontal/oral surgery procedures....
Albuquerque, 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...
8 days ago
Santa Fe, 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...
8 days ago
UNM Medical Group - Albuquerque, NM
Maintains and assists with computerized data and charting, probing, and digital x-rays. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned....
8 days ago
Presbyterian Medical Services - Artesia, 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...
10 days ago
Albuquerque, NM
Applicant must be a registered dental assistant and willing to learn how to assist in a new environment....
11 days ago
Matrix Providers - Alamogordo, NM
technology within the preceding 12 months All training must have included a course in radiation physics; radiation biology; radiation health, safety, and protection; X-ray films and radiographic film...
12 days ago

Demographic Data for New Mexico

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in New Mexico

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

$33,824

Highest Education Level

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

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