Dental Assistant Jobs in Derry, PA

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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The Salvation Army Eastern Territory - Derry, PA
Dental assistants may prepare materials for impressions and restorations, administer dental x-rays, and process x-ray images as directed by a dentist. apply topical anesthetics or cavity-preventive...
10 days ago
Primary Health Network - Indiana, PA (19 miles from Derry, PA)
This person also performs the duties of an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Dental Assistant, as well as some limited clerical duties at the site....
14 days ago
Greensburg, PA (13 miles from Derry, PA)
Knowledge of Dentrix software is a plus. Quickly looking to bring on board new candidate. Pay negotiable....
17 days ago
Aspen Dental - Greensburg, PA (13 miles from Derry, PA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
22 days ago
Heartland Dental - Indiana, PA (19 miles from Derry, PA)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
23 days ago
Heartland Dental - Mount Pleasant, PA (17 miles from Derry, PA)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Robinson, PA (9 miles from Derry, PA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
60+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Murrysville, PA (20 miles from Derry, PA)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
60+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Derry, PA

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

$35,657

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Derry, PA offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • 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 Derry, PA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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