Dental Assistant Jobs in Durham, 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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Durham, NC
To be considered for this position you must be a Dental Assistant II with coronal polishing and radiology certification....
18 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Wake Forest, NC (19 miles from Durham, NC)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
3 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Durham, NC
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Heartland Dental - Wake Forest, NC (19 miles from Durham, NC)
Overview Dental Assistant Dental Care at Harris Crossing is seeking an experienced hard-working and motivated dental assistant to join our team....
4 days ago
Cary, NC (17 miles from Durham, 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...
4 days ago
Chapel Hill, NC (8 miles from Durham, 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...
5 days ago
Raleigh, NC (21 miles from Durham, NC)
Seeking pleasant, team oriented, multi-tasking Dental Assistant with at least 1 yr experience in assisting....
6 days ago
Durham, NC
To be considered you must be a Dental Assistant II with coronal polishing, radiology certification and at least 3(three) + years of experience....
7 days ago
Chapel Hill, NC (8 miles from Durham, 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 ...
7 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Cary, NC (17 miles from Durham, NC)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Dent-Well Companies - Raleigh, NC (21 miles from Durham, 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...
13 days ago
The University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC (8 miles from Durham, 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...
19 days ago
Raleigh, NC (21 miles from Durham, NC)
North Raleigh pediatric dental office looking for a full-time, hard working Dental Assistant II who wants to be part of our team....
20 days ago
UNC Health - Chapel Hill, NC (8 miles from Durham, 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...
21 days ago
Raleigh, NC (21 miles from Durham, NC)
We are an Endodontics office looking for an enthusiastic dental assistant to join our friendly dental team....
24 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Durham, NC

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

$42,447

Highest Education Level

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

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