Dental Assistant Jobs in Oregon

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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Brookings Dental Arts - Brookings, OR
_**Brookings Dental Arts**_ has an opening for a **Dental Assistant** in Brookings, OR....
2 days ago
Kaiser Permanente - Clackamas, OR
Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification within 90 days of hire date. Pit and Fissure Sealant certification within 6 months of hire date....
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Tualatin, OR
Your Role as a Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
2 days ago
Gentle Dental - Beaverton, OR
Certification Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) accreditation Schedule: Full-time Office Location Gentle Dental Cornell Center 16155 NW Cornell Rd....
Gentle Dental - Woodburn, OR
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Oregon Employment Department - Redmond, OR
Opportunity The Dental Assistant (DA) is an integral member of the dental team. The role supports the delivery of dental care by preparing rooms, patients and instruments....
17 hours ago
Kaiser Permanente - Clackamas, OR
instructed, trace cephalometric x-rays for diagnostic purposes consistent with criteria established by the orthodontist....
23 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Portland, OR
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Sherwood, OR
recommended Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay Experience X-Ray Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable Our offices are...
Gentle Dental - Medford, OR
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Beaverton, OR
Our well established modern family dental practice has a wonderful patient population, an enthusiastic team, and a sincere dentist dedicated to the highest quality of care (check out our 70+ 5...
2 days ago
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center - Astoria, 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...
1 day ago
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center - Corvallis, 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...
2 days ago
Open Door Family Dentistry - Medford, OR
Dental Assistants to help us care for our wonderful patients....
2 days ago
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center - Reedsport, 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...
2 days ago

Demographic Data for Oregon

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Oregon

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

$42,137

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Oregon 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 Oregon
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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