Dental Assistant Jobs in Wantagh, 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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Northwell Health - Glen Cove, NY (14 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Develops and maintains dental x-rays during patient procedures. Cleans, bags, and sterilizes instruments used and is responsible for tray set-ups....
2 days ago
Veterans Health Administration - Northport, NY (18 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: using the concepts of four-handed dentistry; assists with specialty procedures including oral surgery, periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontic...
1 day ago
Garden City, NY (7 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Must know how to take radiographs and perform four handed dentistry and sterilizing instruments. Great pay with full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K). Please send resume....
13 hours ago
Forest Hills, NY (17 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Dental Assistant: Looking for an energetic, polite, willing to learn and capable of multitasking individual. Must be reliable and responsible....
1 day ago
Elmhurst, NY (19 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Looking for a bilingual (spanish and english) dental assistant, with a minimum 1-year experience....
1 day ago
Northwell Health - Glen Cove, NY (14 miles from Wantagh, NY)
\r Develops and maintains dental x-rays during patient procedures. \r Cleans, bags, and sterilizes instruments used and is responsible for tray set-ups....
23 hours ago
Cambria Heights, NY (11 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Dental assistant for established busy private dental practice Queens/Nassau border Experience taking dental xrays, Full or part time Salary, benefits and commission No weekend hours Respond to ... or...
2 days ago
Jamaica, NY (15 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Please do not send your resume if you do not have experience as a dental assistant....
1 day ago
Roslyn Heights, NY (9 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Dental Assistant (Roslyn Heights, Nassau, Long Island) Office located by exit 37 off Long Island Expressway, or 28N off Northern State....
5 days ago
Bellmore, NY (1 mile from Wantagh, NY)
Modern dental office in Bellmore, NY in need of an experienced Dental Assistant. Our office provides a friendly environment with potential for growth....
7 days ago
Bronx, NY (23 miles from Wantagh, NY)
The Dental Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the professional dental staff with treatment....
7 days ago
Bronx, NY (23 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Dental assistant needed for a general practice near the 5 train. Dental assisting experience or a certificate of training is a must. Great area, excellent pay, a wonderful place to work....
7 days ago
Lake Grove, NY (24 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Dental assistant and front desk receptionist needed ASAP for busy dental practice. Experience preferred but will train right candidate. Must be available weekday mornings and/or afternoons....
8 days ago
Kew Gardens, NY (16 miles from Wantagh, NY)
Hiring a full time Dental Assistant Must have experience Hours: Sunday 2pm-8pm Monday 11-7pm Tuesday 11-7pm Wednesday 11-6pm Thurday 11-7pm Pay based on skill and experience We are a wonderful practice...
8 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Wantagh, NY

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

$39,760

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Wantagh, 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 (4.2%)
  • 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 Wantagh, NY
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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