Dental Assistant Jobs in Saint James, 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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Midwest Dental - Stamford, CT (21 miles from Saint James, NY)
Mondovi Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states....
2 days ago
The Porter and Chester Institute Inc - Stratford, CT (23 miles from Saint James, NY)
Adjunct Dental Assisting Instructor Stratford, CT Adjunct Dental Assisting Instructors are hired on a term by term basis depending on the coverage needed. Our Instructors are responsible for...
2 days ago
Midwest Dental - Stamford, CT (21 miles from Saint James, NY)
*IH ID: 2021-9141 # of Openings: 1 Category: Dental Assistant Type: Part Time Regular...
2 days ago
Hempstead, NY (24 miles from Saint James, NY)
Dental assistant with at least 3 years experience. Office in the area of Hempstead. Immediate full / part time position available. Must speak SPANISH.Must have experience....
2 days ago
Heartland Dental - Islip Terrace, NY (9 miles from Saint James, NY)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
2 days ago
Huntington Station, NY (10 miles from Saint James, NY)
Did you know that New York state Dental Assistants earn an average of $20.83 per hour which is 24% higher than the national average?...
1 day ago
Massapequa, NY (20 miles from Saint James, NY)
Greater Long Island Dental is currently seeking an experienced Dental Assistant to join our team in Massapequa!...
1 day ago
Huntington, NY (12 miles from Saint James, NY)
DENTAL ASSISTANT PT (HUNTINGTON VILLAGE) WANTED FOR WEDNESAYS 1-7:30 PM AND POSSIBLEY ONE OTHER DAY 75 PROSPECT ST., NEAR WEST CARVER ST....
4 days ago
Access Staffing LLC - Nesconset, NY (3 miles from Saint James, NY)
Detailed Job Description: Looking for Dental Assistants to join our team! All dental specialties. Temporary positions available throughout Long Island....
4 days ago
East Islip, NY (11 miles from Saint James, NY)
Are you a top-notch dental assistant, hygienist or treatment coordinator looking for a career challenge?...
6 days ago
Bellmore, NY (24 miles from Saint James, NY)
We are seeking a roving/sterilization dental assistant with at least 1 year of clinical experience in a dental office (certification and/or chairside experience is a plus)....
6 days ago
Medford, NY (11 miles from Saint James, NY)
Are you a top-notch dental assistant, hygienist or treatment coordinator looking for a career challenge?...
6 days ago
Plainview, NY (17 miles from Saint James, NY)
We are currently accepting applications for a PART TIME Dental Assistant interested in joining Dental365!...
6 days ago
Bellmore, NY (24 miles from Saint James, NY)
PREVIOUS DENTAL ASSISTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED We are accepting applications for a Full-Time Oral Surgery Dental Assistant interested in joining our team!...
6 days ago
Port Jefferson Station, NY (7 miles from Saint James, NY)
Assist dentists in long term care facilities central Suffolk County. Previous Dental or CNA experience preferred. Candidates must be willing to travel to different locations. We are looking for...
6 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Saint James, NY

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

$39,760

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Saint James, NY offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • 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 Saint James, NY
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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