Dental Assistant Jobs in Mcminnville, 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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Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
At SmileKeepers, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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2 days ago Gentle Dental
Dallas, OR (18 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
Looking for a dental assistant to add to our amazing staff 15 mins west of Salem. New Grads encouraged to apply. We have a great work environment....
1 day ago
Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
Smiles Dental is looking for a Superstar EFDA Dental Assistant and Hygienist to join our Salem team....
11 hours ago
Gentle Dental - McMinnville, OR
At SmileKeepers, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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1 day ago Gentle Dental
Advantage Dental - Yamhill, OR (11 miles from Mcminnville, 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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3 days ago
Advantage Dental - Willamina, OR (15 miles from Mcminnville, 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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3 days ago
McMinnville, OR
Must be x-ray certified. Benefits include: Health Insurance 401K Paid vacation Dental care and various perks throughout the year You can apply by email, fax or in person....
4 days ago
Oregon Employment Department - Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, 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 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
Under the direct supervision of the Dental Office Manager/Dental Contact Center Supervisor, or their delegate, facilitate a timely and orderly process of serving the patient from appointment and...
5 days ago
Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
We are a well established, growing dental practice looking for a full-time dental assistant to join our Salem office team....
5 days ago
Gentle Dental - Keizer, OR (16 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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7 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
At SmileKeepers, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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7 days ago Gentle Dental
Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
Optima Dental Spa is looking for a Superstar EFDA Dental Assistant to join our West Salem team....
7 days ago
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic - Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, 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...
7 days ago
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR (20 miles from Mcminnville, OR)
At SmileKeepers, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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8 days ago Gentle Dental

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Mcminnville, OR

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

$43,524

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Mcminnville, OR offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • 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 Mcminnville, OR
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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