Dental Assistant Jobs in Merrick, 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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New York, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
Dental Assistant needed for East Village Dental Office. At least 1 Year experience needed, Dentrix and Digital x-rays knowledge is a must....
3 days ago
Bronsky Orthodontics - New York, NY (22 miles from Merrick, NY)
Orthodontic Assistant Needed Immediately Position Summary: Creating a happy & healthy environment for patients and staff through attention to detail and a good attitude. Responsible for assisting...
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Copiague, NY (8 miles from Merrick, NY)
We are a fun and busy growing dental practice in south shore of Long Island, looking for a energetic and outgoing dental assistant who loves taking care of people....
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Rockville Centre, NY (4 miles from Merrick, NY)
Responsibilities will include processing and sterilization of instruments, fabrication of orthodontic appliances, chairside assisting, and other responsibilities as may be needed...
2 days ago
Brooklyn, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
Dental office is looking for a helper to our dental assistants to help sterilizing dental instruments, cleaning rooms after each appointment, keeping office clean. Full time/part time....
1 day ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
Experience as a dental assistant is required to apply for this position....
3 days ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
Are you interested in providing quality care in a specialty practice where the patient comes first and the staff works as a team? If so, we need you on our team! Our goal at Central Park West...
2 days ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make the dentists office more efficient and pleasant for patients....
2 days ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
We are currently looking for a Full time dental assistant We are looking for a DENTAL ASSISTANT with the following skills: - 4-handed dentistry - Take X-rays (including panoramic) - Must be familiar...
2 days ago
Brentwood, NY (17 miles from Merrick, NY)
We are seeking a Dental Assistant with some dental experience but willing to train the right candidate. An ideal candidate should be professional, customer service oriented and a team player....
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Brooklyn, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
Looking for energetic dental assistant with friendly demeanor and good bedside manners. Busy dental office, so experience and proficiency is a must!!! Friendly patients and good environment....
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East Rockaway, NY (6 miles from Merrick, NY)
Our Nassau County dental group is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant for our General Dentistry Practice located in East Rockaway!...
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New York, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
Dental assistant needed immediately for a dental practice in Midtown two blocks from Rockefeller center. Candidate should be experienced in chair side assisting....
3 days ago
Sea Cliff, NY (13 miles from Merrick, NY)
Dental Assistant Needed! Competitive Pay and Benefits Offered! Our Long Island dental group is seeking a qualified and motivated, Full Time Dental Assistant for our Sea Cliff, NY Practice!...
3 days ago
New York, NY (23 miles from Merrick, NY)
Our busy, state of the art office is looking for a knowledgeable dental assistant who is organized and capable of working in a fast paced environment....
3 days ago

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