Dental Assistant Jobs in Poughkeepsie, 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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Poughkeepsie, NY
Some duties are but not limited to prep and breakdown of operatories, taking/ handling X-Rays and sterilization of instruments....
3 days ago
DECA Dental Group - Vails Gate, NY (18 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice Company: Ideal Dental...
Highland Mills, NY (24 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
We are a family-focused dental practice in the Woodbury Commons area, Highland Mills, that is looking for a dental assistant to join our team!...
7 days ago
Aspen Dental - Poughkeepsie, NY
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
10 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Lake Katrine, NY (21 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have at-least 1 year of hand's on experience working as a Dental Assistant....
Aspen Dental - Kingston, NY (19 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
Job Information Aspen Dental Dental Assistant Trainee (No Experience Required) in Kingston, New York Dental Assistant Trainee (No Experience Required) Overview At Aspen Dental, those that succeed have...
16 days ago
Brewster, NY (24 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
The Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties (Assisting the dentist, prepare patients for treatment, taking x-rays, scheduling dental appointments)....
22 days ago
Sun River Health - Beacon, NY (13 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
Assistant to join our team in Beacon, NY A Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting Dentists/ Hygienists as needed and preparing/dismantling operatory for patient treatment....
60+ days ago
Sun River Health - Amenia, NY (20 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
name on daily log sheet; adds sheets to medical record; places and document radiographs in/on X-ray folder; places treatment plans, periodontal charts, informed consent forms, referral forms, and contracts...
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Kingston, NY (19 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY)
Responsibilities Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Take dental radiographs (x-rays) Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Poughkeepsie, NY

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Highest Education Level

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

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