Dental Assistant Jobs in Albany, OR

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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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
functions dental assistant program Dental Assisting National Board of Radiology Proficiency Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification required within 90 days of hire date CPR...
3 days ago
Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
We are a well established, growing dental practice looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our Salem office team....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Albany, OR
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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19 hours ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Albany, OR
certified required Ortho experience is preferred but not required Must be able to travel to multiple locations Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay Experience X-Ray Certification Expanded Functions...
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2 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
At SmileKeepers, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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2 days ago Gentle Dental
Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
Optima Dental Spa is looking for a Superstar EFDA Dental Assistant to join our West Salem team....
2 days ago
Corvallis, OR (6 miles from Albany, OR)
For our Dental Assistant Position, Oregon dental X-ray and EFDA certification are required, and current assisting experience of 1 year is preferred....
2 days ago
Gentle Dental - Albany, OR (5 miles from Albany, OR)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants for Orthodontists perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
6 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Lebanon, OR (19 miles from Albany, OR)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants for Orthodontists perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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2 days ago Gentle Dental
Monmouth, OR (14 miles from Albany, OR)
We are a well established, growing dental practice looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our Monmouth office....
1 day ago
Oregon Employment Department - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
functions dental assistant program Dental Assisting National Board of Radiology Proficiency Oregon EFDA Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification required within 90 days of hire date CPR certification...
4 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
At SmileKeepers, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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3 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Dallas, OR (22 miles from Albany, OR)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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5 days ago Gentle Dental
Corvallis, OR (6 miles from Albany, OR)
Negotiable employment type: full-time QR Code Link to This Post We have an immediate opening in our periodontal/surgery office for an x-ray certified assistant....
7 days ago
Willamette Dental Group - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
Oregon EFODA (Expanded Function Orthodontic Dental Assistant) certificate, required. Company Overview We provide: A stable, dentist-owned private company with an eye on the future....
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Albany, OR

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

$43,097

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Albany, OR offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Albany, OR
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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