Dental Assistant Jobs in Schenectady, 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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Glenmont Dental - Glenmont, NY (17 miles from Schenectady, NY)
The Dental Assistant ensures that quality patient care is a priority....
5 hours ago
1021 Dental - Schenectady, NY
Gentle and caring dental assistant needed for a growing and thriving family friendly dental office in Albany....
1 day ago
Heartland Dental - Albany, NY (8 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
20 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Latham, NY (9 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
3 days ago
American Dental Partners, Inc. - Niskayuna, NY (4 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Required Skills & Experience 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...
13 days ago
Center For Disability Services - Albany, NY (8 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Job Information Center for Disability Services Dental Assistant in Albany, New York Dental Assistant Clinical Albany, New York Apply Description The Center for Disability Services offers hope, innovation...
14 days ago
Aspen Dental - Niskayuna, NY (4 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
17 days ago
Aspen Dental - Amsterdam, NY (14 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
17 days ago
Thomas J. DeGenero, D.D.S. - West Sand Lake, NY (20 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Dental Assistant - FT/PT Small, growing, progressive dental office in West Sand Lake seeks experienced chairside assistant....
21 days ago
Clifton Park, NY (7 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Full time dental assistant needed for periodontal specialty office....
29 days ago
Heartland Dental - Saratoga Springs, NY (18 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
30+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Clifton Park, NY (7 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - East Greenbush, NY (20 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
30+ days ago
Niskayuna, NY (4 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Required Skills & Experience 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...
60+ days ago
Saratoga Springs, NY (18 miles from Schenectady, NY)
Required Skills & Experience 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...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Schenectady, NY

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

$39,421

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Highest Education Level

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

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