Dental Assistant Jobs in Ephrata, 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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Department of Veterans Affairs - Lebanon, PA (16 miles from Ephrata, PA)
assistant is responsible for the supervision, administrative management, and direction of dental assistants....
6 hours ago
Heartland Dental - Lancaster, PA (10 miles from Ephrata, 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...
5 days ago
RAINBOW VALLEY DENTAL - Coatesville, PA (22 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Must be X-ray certified. Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. No Friday's or Saturdays. Salary based on experience....
5 days ago
RAINBOW VALLEY DENTAL - Coatesville, PA (22 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Must be X-ray certified. Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. No Friday's or Saturdays. Salary based on experience....
Elizabethtown, PA (23 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Fun, energetic and compassionate personality Team player Willing to perform a working interview Required Education & License: PA X-Ray Certification High School or equivalent PA EFDA license Required...
7 days ago
Veterans Health Administration - Lebanon, PA (16 miles from Ephrata, PA)
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience as a Senior Clinical Expanded Function Dental Assistant is highly preferred and desired....
12 days ago
Childrens Dental Health - Reading, PA (17 miles from Ephrata, PA)
TITLE Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) EOE STATEMENTWe are an equal employment opportunity employer....
18 days ago
Heartland Dental - Lancaster, PA (10 miles from Ephrata, PA)
X-Ray Certification required As a Dental Assistant, you'll enjoy state of the art technology while being surrounded by camaraderie and support....
23 days ago
Willow Street, PA (15 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Assistant or an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA).NAPerform a wide variety of dental office duties with other dental professionals that include taking x-rays, mixing materials, passing instruments...
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Lebanon, PA (16 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Reporting directly to the Managing Clinical Director, the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
30+ days ago
Smilebuilderz - Lancaster, PA (10 miles from Ephrata, PA)
You do not need to have your x-ray license to work in our orthodontic department, but you need the drive and ambition to learn and successfully apply knowledge....
90+ days ago
Smilebuilderz - Lancaster, PA (10 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Are you a friendly and compassionate orthodontic dental assistant with one to three years of experience? Do you have your DANB X-ray license?...
90+ days ago
Smilebuilderz - Lancaster, PA (10 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Training will include: Chairside procedures Dental software Digital x-rays Radiation Health and Safety exam Class size will be limited to allow for individual attention, allowing you ample time to ask...
90+ days ago
Smilebuilderz - Lancaster, PA (10 miles from Ephrata, PA)
Apply Oral Surgery Dental Assistant Apply Description Are you a dental assistant with at least one to three years of oral surgery experience? Do you have your X-ray license?...
90+ days ago
Smilebuilderz - Ephrata, PA
Apply Part-time Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) -- Ephrata Apply Description Are you an experienced EFDA looking for a part-time opportunity with a locally-owned dental practice?...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Ephrata, PA

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

$45,047

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Highest Education Level

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

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