Dental Assistant Jobs in Latham, 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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Newtonville, NY
Dentist office needs temporary dental assistant....
2 days ago
Latham, NY
Demonstrate complete knowledge of dental terminology, instruments, maintenance, and proper tray setups. Perform all chairside procedures efficiently....
2 days ago
Aspen Dental - Rotterdam, NY (13 miles from Latham, NY)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
5 days ago
Aspen Dental - Latham, NY
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
5 days ago
Amsterdam, NY (23 miles from Latham, NY)
Dental office looking for a dental assistant 3 days a week, MON-WED. Some experience preferable, but willing to train....
6 days ago
Midwest Dental - Green Island, NY (4 miles from Latham, NY)
Mondovi Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states. Do you thrive on giving exceptional patient service?...
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7 days ago Midwest Dental
Cohoes, NY (3 miles from Latham, NY)
Dental Assistant (2-3 days) Minimal chairside assisting (Cohoes, New York) compensation: to be discussed employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Our friendly, successful dental practice...
7 days ago
Ballston Spa, NY (17 miles from Latham, NY)
Full time /Part time dental assistant for dental office located in Malta, NY. experience in Endodontics is preferred, 3-4 days a week Position is available now, send your resume ASAP. will hire as soon...
9 days ago
Albany, NY (1 mile from Latham, NY)
Full time dental assistant for dental office located in Albany, NY. experience is preferred, 4 days a week, Position is available now, send your resume ASAP. will hire as soon as we find the right candidate.will...
12 days ago
Albany, NY (1 mile from Latham, NY)
Demonstrate complete knowledge of dental terminology, instruments, maintenance, and proper tray setups. Perform all chairside procedures efficiently....
17 days ago
Niskayuna, NY (5 miles from Latham, NY)
Demonstrate complete knowledge of dental terminology, instruments, maintenance, and proper tray setups. Perform all chairside procedures efficiently....
17 days ago
Whitney M Young Jr. Health Center - Troy, NY (9 miles from Latham, NY)
as Dental Assistant....
23 days ago
Hometown Health Centers - Schenectady, NY (9 miles from Latham, NY)
Job Information Hometown Health Centers DENTAL ASSISTANT in Schenectady, New York LOOKING FOR A NEW CAREER - WE TRAIN!...
23 days ago
Saratoga Springs, NY (20 miles from Latham, NY)
We are currently searching for a talented Dental Assistant to join our team!...
24 days ago
Saratoga Springs, NY (20 miles from Latham, NY)
Lyons & Mulder Family Dentistry in Saratoga Springs, NY is seeking a dental assistant (ideally T-Th but days flexible)....
24 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Latham, NY

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

$39,421

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Latham, NY offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (27.1%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.6%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • 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 Latham, NY
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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