Dental Assistant Jobs in Hood River, 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 Oral Health Center - The Dalles, OR (22 miles from Hood River, 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...
3 days ago
Hood River, OR
Dental Assistants, come and get your new job! Schmidt Dental Center is hiring for a FT dental assisting job....
7 days ago
A Kidz Dental Zone - Hood River, OR
Requirements/Competencies Oregon Certificate of Radiologic Proficiency preferred Current Oregon Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) preferred Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients...
Oregon Employment Department - Hood River, OR
Licenses/Certifications Required: CPR Certification X-Ray Certification for Dental Assistants Preferred: Expanded Function Dental Assistant Compensation Salary: Depending on Experience Additional Benefit...
24 days ago
Oregon Employment Department - The Dalles, OR (22 miles from Hood River, OR)
Licenses/Certifications Required: CPR Certification X-Ray Certification for Dental Assistants Preferred: Expanded Function Dental Assistant Compensation Salary: Depending on Experience Additional Benefit...
24 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Hood River, OR

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

$42,137

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Highest Education Level

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

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