Dental Assistant Jobs in North Carolina

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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Charlotte Dentistry - Charlotte, NC
This candidate must be certified in Coronal Polishing. We are looking for a candidate with dental software knowledge, preferably Dentrix. Experience in a digital/chartless facility is a plus....
2 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Fayetteville, NC
Job Details Job Location : Hope Mills - Fayetteville, NC Position Type : Full-Time/Part-Time Salary Range : Undisclosed Description Overview We are searching for an enthusiastic Orthodontic Dental Assistant...
DentalOne Partners - Fayetteville, NC
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
DentalOne Partners - Cary, NC
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Aria Care Partners - Charlotte, NC
REQUIREMENTS: Dental Assistant Certification preferred. 1 year clinical experience as a Dental Assistant preferred. Valid Driver's License with no moving violations in the last 5 years....
1 day ago
Dent-Well Companies - Raleigh, 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...
4 days ago
Atlantic Family Dental - Garner - Garner, 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...
4 days ago
State of North Carolina - Taylorsville, NC
assistant program from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of on-the-job training as a dental assistant and required x-ray training when needed; or an equivalent combination of education...
4 days ago
All Medical Personnel - Wilmington, NC
Proven experience as dental assistant Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods Understanding of health & safety regulations Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal...
Aspen Dental - Hickory, NC
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
5 days ago
Wilmington, NC
Our caring, friendly, and busy multi-doctor dental office is hiring a fill-in dental assistant, needed for several weeks....
5 days ago
State of North Carolina - Warrenton, NC
x-ray training when needed; OR- An equivalent combination of education and experience....
5 days ago
Charlotte Dentistry - Charlotte, NC
This candidate must be certified in Coronal Polishing. We are looking for a candidate with dental software knowledge, preferably Dentrix. Experience in a digital/chartless facility is a plus....
State of North Carolina - Manson, NC
Completion of a dental assistant program from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of on-the-job training as a dental assistant and required x-ray training when needed; -OR- An equivalent...
8 days ago
Heartland Dental - Fuquay Varina, NC
Overview Dental Assistant Fuquay Family Dentistry is seeking an experienced hard-working and motivated dental assistant to join our team....
8 days ago

Demographic Data for North Carolina

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in North Carolina

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in North Carolina as reported by the BLS.

$40,536

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in North Carolina 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 North Carolina
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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