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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Kaiser Permanente - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
Essential Responsibilities: - PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES permitted a dental assistant consistent with the individual-s training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider...
2 days ago
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center - Corvallis, OR (6 miles from Albany, OR)
all state dental practice acts to deliver direct care to patients as assigned and using established dental hygienist procedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays...
1 day ago
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
dental procedures, which includes patient management through treatment.* Responsible for utilizing inventory appropriately and management of dental supplies.* Responsible for taking and developing x-rays...
14 hours ago
Salem Periodontal Specialists - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
We use D.A.I.S.Y. software, digital X-rays, and front office support for your chart notes and correspondence. We have two doctors; both Periodontists.**Schedule**See 7-8 patients per day....
3 days ago
Albany, OR
We are a well established, growing dental practice looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our Albany dental office team....
3 days ago
Corvallis, OR (6 miles from Albany, OR)
We have an immediate opening in our periodontal/surgery office for an x-ray certified assistant....
4 days ago
Gentle Dental - Albany, OR
Dental Assistant (RDA) certified X-Ray Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified RDA456...
Indian Health Service - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
You will be expected to take x-rays as part of your work as a Dental Assistant....
7 days ago
Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
We are looking for a dental assistant to join our busy, family friendly, general dental practice....
8 days ago
Corvallis, OR (6 miles from Albany, OR)
We are a well established, growing dental practice looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our Corvallis dental office team....
8 days ago
Gentle Dental - Corvallis, OR (6 miles from Albany, OR)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
At Gentle Dental, Expanded Functions Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, x-ray and laboratory duties....
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
Expanded Functions Certificate from an Accredited Dental Assisting Program is required Thorough knowledge of approved Dental Assistant functions. 1+ years of experience. X-Ray Certified....
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (23 miles from Albany, OR)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...

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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 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 Albany, OR
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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