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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Lititz, PA (22 miles from Reading, PA)
Immediate opening for an enthusiastic, experienced chair-side dental assistant to join our compassionate, fun loving family dental team. Schedule flexible. No Fridays, weekends or holidays....
1 day ago
Royersford, PA (24 miles from Reading, PA)
Should be x-ray certified and maintain CPR certification....
3 days ago
Midwest Dental - Reading, PA
Merit Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states....
4 days ago
Brownstown, PA (21 miles from Reading, PA)
Full time Dental Assistant/ EFDA needed for immediate opening, experience needed. Great benefit package available for Brownstown Family Dentistry. Under new management salary based on experience....
6 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....
11 days ago
Ephrata, PA (17 miles from Reading, PA)
an experienced UNICORN Expanded Functions Dental Assistant to join our growing practice!!...
13 days ago
Midwest Dental - Reading, PA
*IH ID: 2020-9012 # of Openings: 1 Category: Dental Assistant Type: Full Time Regular...
30+ days ago
Midwest Dental - Reading, PA
Merit Dental dentists, hygienists and dental assistants serve the dental care needs of patients in 17 states....
30+ days ago
Childrens Dental Health - Reading, PA
Title Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer....
30+ 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....
30+ days ago
Smilebuilderz - Ephrata, PA (17 miles from Reading, PA)
Are you an experienced Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) looking for a great workplace where you can plant roots? Would you like to work a set schedule where your hours are never cut?...
45+ days ago
Smilebuilderz - Ephrata, PA (17 miles from Reading, PA)
Are you an experienced EFDA looking for a part-time opportunity with a locally-owned dental practice? We have an excellent opportunity for you to join our busy team in Ephrata, right off route 222...
45+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Ephrata, PA (17 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....
60+ days ago
Smilebuilderz Llc - Ephrata, PA (17 miles from Reading, PA)
Job Information Smilebuilderz LLC Dental Assistant -- Ephrata in Ephrata, Pennsylvania Smilebuilderz, an award-winning, locally-owned dental practice, is in search of an x-ray certified dental assistant...
60+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Reading, PA

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

$38,451

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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 (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

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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