Dental Assistant Jobs in Reading, 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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Midwest Dental - Sinking Spring, PA (5 miles from Reading, PA)
Merit Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states. Do you thrive on giving exceptional patient service?...
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Heartland Dental - Royersford, PA (24 miles from Reading, PA)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
5 days ago
Aspen Dental - Reading, PA
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
5 days ago
Heartland Dental - Royersford, PA (24 miles from Reading, PA)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
8 days ago
Lititz, PA (22 miles from Reading, PA)
Independent, quality-driven, relationship-focused family practice seeking F/T experienced chair-side assistant. Culture of compassion, excellence, integrity, and humor! Requires excellent...
9 days ago
Pottstown, PA (18 miles from Reading, PA)
Employment type: full-time EFDA We have all the PPE in place(N95 masks,Level 3 masks and Face shields). We have complied with all the OSHA,ADA and PDA requirments. Modern state of the art office...
9 days ago
Lititz, PA (22 miles from Reading, PA)
Independent, relationship and team focused family dental practice seeking F/T experienced chair-side dental assistant. Requires excellent interoffice and patient communication skills....
10 days ago
Reading, PA
ARE YOU SINCERE AND CARING? WOULD YOU LIKE WORKING IN A POSITIVE, ENJOYABLE ATMOSPHERE WHERE YOU CAN FEEL PROUD OF THE WORK YOU DO AND BE RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR EFFORTS? IF SO, LOOK NO FURTHER. WE...
10 days ago
Pottstown, PA (18 miles from Reading, PA)
Modern state of the art office in Pottstown is looking to grow it's very professional, friendly, patient centered team by adding a FULL TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT....
29 days ago
Childrens Dental Health - Reading, PA
Title Dental Assistant EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer....
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Pottstown, PA (18 miles from Reading, PA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
30+ days ago
Midwest Dental - Reading, PA
Merit Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states....
60+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Royersford, PA (24 miles from Reading, PA)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
60+ days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Clinical Dental Assistant

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Administrative Dental Assistant

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Reading, PA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (16.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.0%)
  • Some High School (1.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Reading, PA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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