Dental Assistant Jobs in Philadelphia, 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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Project HOME - Philadelphia, PA (2 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
Assistant Experience with Next Gen a plus Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer...
Advanced Dentistry - Collegeville, PA (21 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs a variety of dental assisting duties, in compliance with state regulations, to promote quality dental care for patients/parents in a stress-free, comfortable...
Colmar Dentistry for Kids, LLC - Montgomeryville, PA (19 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
Chairside Assisting, X-ray Certified,Must be child friendly...
Dental Care Alliance - Blackwood, NJ (13 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
The ideal candidate we hire must be a Dental Assistant with at least 1 year of experience working as a Dental Assistant and must be x-ray certified in the state of New Jersey....
Dental Care Alliance - Media, PA (13 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of PA 2+ years of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate them...
Westside Family Healthcare - Wilmington, DE (24 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
X-ray certification 4. Six months of experience using Microsoft Office software 5....
3 days ago
Evesboro Dental Associates - Marlton, NJ (15 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
Friendly Marlton area general practice office is searching for a part time chairside dental assistant to help us on friday days and anoccasional Saturday....
3 days ago
Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc - Burlington, NJ (19 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
Dental Assistant - Full or Part Time Options available - Sign on Bonus!...
4 days ago
Kids Smiles - Phila, PA (3 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
X-RAY certification, required. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational ability and time management skills....
Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts - Huntingdon Valley, PA (13 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
We are searching for an energetic team player with amazing communication skills and chairside ability. This applicant should have: a minimum of five years’ experience be devoted to providing the...
DentalOne Partners - Jenkintown, PA (10 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
Kids Smiles - Philadelphia, PA (13 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
The Dental Assistant is responsible for exposing, developing and mounting dental x-rays and performs various duties pertaining to keeping the view of oral cavity clear and dry....
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA): Same as Dental Assistants (see above) and current EFDA licensure....
4 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Springfield, PA (9 miles from Philadelphia, PA)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of PA 1+ years of experience working as an Orthodontic Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate...
Philadelphia, PA
Busy Center City dental office looking for an EFDA or Experienced Dental Assistant with Leadership skills experience in : -Endo -Ortho -General Dentistry -Perio - The Oral Surgery Assistant must have...
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Philadelphia, PA

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

$40,459

Highest Education Level

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

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