Dental Assistant Jobs in Buffalo, NY

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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University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
Three years experience as a dental assistant in a dental office. NYS state license as a dental assistant. Familiarity with computer applications including those used to manage dental offices....
3 days ago
Baker Victory Services - Buffalo, NY
Baker Victory Services Dental Assistant Lackawanna, New York Apply Now Dental DENTA03424 Part-Time Lackawanna, NY, USA Description Job Summary: The Dental Assistant assist dentists in the treatment...
5 days ago
American Dental Partners - Buffalo, NY
Required Skills One year certified dental assistant program; or Six months on-the-job experience; or High school diploma and demonstrated ability to assume dental assistant responsibilities....
5 days ago
University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
Three years' experience as a dental assistant in a dental office. NYS state license as a dental assistant. Familiarity with computer applications including those used to manage dental offices....
6 days ago
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Buffalo, NY
Ability to perform dental assistant-appropriate laboratory procedures. References: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II Appendix G36 Dental Assistant. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office....
7 days ago
North American Dental Group - Amherst, NY (10 miles from Buffalo, NY)
Overview Orthodontic Assistant Open Up to A Whole New Dental Experience Imagine working in a place which delivers best in class patient care and focuses on putting every patient first, every...
7 days ago
Lockport Family Dental Care - Lockport, NY (21 miles from Buffalo, NY)
Job Information Lockport Family Dental Care Dental Assistant in Lockport and Gasport, New York Lockport and Gasport. Lockport Family Dental Care. Dental Assistant. $14-$20 hr. 24-40 hrs weekly....
9 days ago
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center - Buffalo, NY
Duties Handles and manipulates various dental instruments and pieces of apparatus in order to assist other members of the dental team including dental practitioners, healthcare professionals and...
10 days ago
Aspen Dental - Lockport, NY (21 miles from Buffalo, NY)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
13 days ago
Amherst, NY (7 miles from Buffalo, NY)
We are looking for an friendly, energetic Dental Assistant to work Monday through Friday at our Snyder Office. Come join a fun, technology forward dentist office with a great team....
16 days ago
Joseph A. Hyde, DDS - Buffalo, NY
Experienced Chairside Dental Assistant needed for patient focused practice in South Buffalo (near Mercy Hospital). Great compensation, quarterly bonuses, dental benefits....
19 days ago
University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
Minimum Qualifications: Dental Assistant certification Preferred Qualifications: DANB Certified Dental Assistant Deadline for Applicants: Open Until Filled Quicklink for Posting: 27012...
20 days ago
Buffalo, NY
Seeking a part time oral surgery assistant for a private oral surgery practice in Amherst, New York. Looking for an outgoing, personable, motivated individual with good communication skills and a...
22 days ago
Joseph Hyde DDS - Buffalo, NY
Wanted Full time Chairside Dental Assistant. Minimum Qualifications : High school diploma with Dental Assistant Certification or One (1) year dental experience....
23 days ago
Cheektowaga, NY (3 miles from Buffalo, NY)
Dental Assistant Dental Practice Group dental practice in Cheektowaga NY is seeking a PT/ possible FT Dental Assistant....
28 days ago

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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 Buffalo, NY

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Buffalo, NY as reported by the BLS.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Buffalo, NY 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 Buffalo, NY
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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