Dental Assistant Jobs in Pennsylvania

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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RAINBOW VALLEY DENTAL - Coatesville, 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....
2 days ago
Midwest Dental - Freeport, PA
Overview Dental Assistant $1,500 Sign on Bonus Merit Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
Midwest Dental - Manchester, PA
Overview Dental Assistant - EFDA Merit is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
Midwest Dental - Manchester, PA
Overview Dental Assistant Merit is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
DentalOne Partners - Langhorne, PA
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns....
CCED - Philadelphia, PA
Busy Center City dental office looking for an EFDA, Oral Surgery Assistant or an Experienced Dental Assistant with experience in: -Endo -Ortho -General Dentistry -Perio or Oral Surgery - The Oral Surgery...
Heartland Dental - Lancaster, 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...
1 day ago
ProRec Resource Solutions - Harrisburg, PA
Our dental office client is looking to hire a Dental Assistant with any experience, even if out of college....
1 day ago
Advanced Dentistry - Collegeville, PA
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 environment. Assists the...
2 days ago
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
Required Education and Experience: At least 6 months experience as a Dental Assistant....
1 day ago
Amsterdam Dental Group - Paoli, PA
Busy Perio-Prosthodontic office seeks dental assistant experienced in four handed dentistry....
RAINBOW VALLEY DENTAL - Coatesville, 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....
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Pittsburgh, PA
Recruiters are looking for Dental Assistants at the HiringPittsburgh Virtual Hiring Fair Thursday June 17th | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ready for a change?...
4 days ago
Aspen Dental - Williamsport, PA
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
4 days ago

Demographic Data for Pennsylvania

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Pennsylvania

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

$38,024

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Pennsylvania 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Pennsylvania
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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