Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia City, 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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Advantage Dental - Saint Helens, OR (4 miles from Columbia City, OR)
Assist with training future Dental Assistant I employees, mentor Dental Assistant I and Dental Assistant II employees. Fabricate 4 unit temporaries and space maintainers....
19 hours ago
Advantage Dental - North Plains, OR (18 miles from Columbia City, OR)
Assist with training future Dental Assistant I employees, mentor Dental Assistant I and Dental Assistant II employees. Fabricate 4 unit temporaries and space maintainers....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - La Center, WA (9 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Carrolls, WA (12 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Ridgefield, WA (8 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Saint Helens, OR (4 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Scappoose, OR (10 miles from Columbia City, OR)
Dental Assistant I REPORTS TO: Practice Manager FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry We are revolutionizing oral health for everyone by redefining prevention and care....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Saint Helens, OR (4 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
16 hours ago
Advantage Dental - Rainier, OR (13 miles from Columbia City, OR)
Dental Assistant I REPORTS TO: Practice Manager FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry We are revolutionizing oral health for everyone by redefining prevention and care....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Vancouver, WA (13 miles from Columbia City, OR)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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21 hours ago Gentle Dental
Advantage Dental - Manning, OR (24 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
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2 hours ago
Advantage Dental - Vancouver, WA (14 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
14 hours ago
Advantage Dental - Rainier, OR (13 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Carrolls, WA (12 miles from Columbia City, OR)
Assist with training future Dental Assistant I employees, mentor Dental Assistant I and Dental Assistant II employees. Fabricate 4 unit temporaries and space maintainers....
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Battle Ground, WA (17 miles from Columbia City, OR)
For states that have advanced certifications for expanded functions, at least one certification will be required. Examples include: EFDA, EFODA, EFOSA, etc....
1 day ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia City, OR

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

$43,524

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Columbia City, 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 Columbia City, OR
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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