Dental Assistant Jobs in Apex, NC

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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DentalOne Partners - Durham, NC (19 miles from Apex, NC)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Cary, NC (8 miles from Apex, NC)
Small, one doctor family dental practice in Cary is looking for a part-time DA I or II with clinical experience. Must be caring, friendly, have excellent attention to detail, and wonderful...
3 days ago
Chapel Hill, NC (18 miles from Apex, NC)
Fast paced, digital, high technology, paperless, Patient-centered practice with outstanding service and care in Chapel Hill is in need of Dental Assistants DAII, who believe in team work, patient care...
4 days ago
Raleigh, NC (16 miles from Apex, NC)
Seeking pleasant, team oriented, multi-tasking Dental Assistant with at least 1 yr experience in assisting....
5 days ago
Durham, NC (19 miles from Apex, NC)
To be considered you must be a Dental Assistant II with coronal polishing, radiology certification and at least 3(three) + years of experience....
6 days ago
Chapel Hill, NC (18 miles from Apex, NC)
Seeking an instructor for a Greensboro Dental assisting school. Must be a DAII with at least 2 years experience. Great part time hours and great pay. Call or email Paulette Jolly ...
6 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Cary, NC (8 miles from Apex, NC)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Dent-Well Companies - Raleigh, NC (16 miles from Apex, NC)
Leading private dentistry practice located on the NCSU with a long history of providing high quality dental care seeking an experienced Registered Dental Hygienist for 4-5 days a week.Experienced...
12 days ago
Atlantic Family Dental - Garner - Garner, NC (19 miles from Apex, NC)
_Registered Dental Hygienist_** Atlantic Family Dental (AFD) is a dental office that is a group of passionate people who love teeth! We work together as a team to take the best care of our...
12 days ago
Heartland Dental - Fuquay Varina, NC (12 miles from Apex, NC)
Overview Dental Assistant Fuquay Family Dentistry is seeking an experienced hard-working and motivated dental assistant to join our team....
16 days ago
The University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC (18 miles from Apex, NC)
Position Summary The Dental Assistant Supervisors primary purpose is to maintain continuity of dental assistant clinical coverage and to ensure all dental assistant duties are completed effectively...
18 days ago
The University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC (18 miles from Apex, NC)
Position Summary This Lead Dental Assistant position will take on dental assisting duties in an enhanced capacity, helping the Dental Assistant Supervisor with training new assistants, scheduling, inventory...
18 days ago
Raleigh, NC (16 miles from Apex, NC)
North Raleigh pediatric dental office looking for a full-time, hard working Dental Assistant II who wants to be part of our team....
19 days ago
UNC Health - Chapel Hill, NC (18 miles from Apex, NC)
Assistant II ( OR Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification Licensure/Certification Requirements: North Carolina Dental Assistance X-Ray certification Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare...
20 days ago
Raleigh, NC (16 miles from Apex, NC)
We are an Endodontics office looking for an enthusiastic dental assistant to join our friendly dental team....
23 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Apex, NC

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Highest Education Level

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

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