Dental Assistant Jobs in Salem, 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
1+ years of experience Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay Experience X-Ray Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR
At Gentle Dental, Expanded Functions Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, x-ray and laboratory duties....
Chemeketa Community College - Salem, OR
Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Certification or Oregon Registered Dental Hygienist * OR- A Doctor of Medical Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Science (DMD or DDS) Preferred Qualifications Graduate...
2 days ago
Salem, OR
This successful candidate needs to be EFDA, sealant and x-ray certified....
1 day ago
Canby, OR (24 miles from Salem, OR)
Dental Assistant needed for a private practice Monday through Thursday, 7:30am-4pm. Experience and EFDA/radiology preferred, but will train the right candidate....
1 day ago
Aspen Dental - McMinnville, OR (20 miles from Salem, OR)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
8 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Salem, OR
Certification Bilingual Spanish Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Dallas, OR (17 miles from Salem, OR)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable Our offices are adhering to the current COVID-19 protocols that require all employees...
Gentle Dental - Woodburn, OR (14 miles from Salem, OR)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center - Salem, 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...
6 days ago
Oregon Employment Department - Keizer, OR (4 miles from Salem, 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...
6 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Salem, 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...
8 days ago
Oregon Employment Department - Woodburn, OR (14 miles from Salem, OR)
As the dental assistant, you will aid the dentist in providing dental services to OYA youth....
9 days ago
Salem Periodontal Specialists - Salem, 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....
9 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Salem, OR

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

$39,954

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Salem, 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 (4.2%)
  • 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 Salem, OR
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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