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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State of Pennsylvania - Montgomery, PA
The Department of Human Services, Norristown State Hospital, is looking to employ a part-time Dental Assistant....
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Scott A. Creisher D.D.S. - Lancaster, PA
MUST be x-ray certified, have dental experience. Soft Dent knowledge a plus. Our practice is digital and paperless. Hours are Monday thru Friday no weekends....
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The Schiff Dental Group - Glenside, PA
We are looking for an experienced Dental Assistant to join our fast paced, multi-speciality office. Ideal candidate to have at least 2 years’ experience, radiology license a must....
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The dental assistant sterilize instruments, performs dental X-rays, and assists the dentist in laboratory work....
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Smile Programs - York, PA
Dental Assistant Qualifications: Must meet State requirements to operate X rays CPR certification card Min. of 1 year working experience as a Dental Assistant Digital X-ray Imaging experience Valid...
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Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health - Allentown, PA
Minimum of 3 years of experience as a dental assistant. Basic computer skills, Digital radiology knowledge....
2 days ago
Jefferson Health - Montgomery, PA
Qualifications $1000 sign-on bonus with a 12-month commitment Experience: 2 years of dental assistant experience strongly preferred....
2 days ago
Smile Programs - Williamsport, PA
Job Information Smile Programs Dental Assistant in Williamsport, Pennsylvania Overview One-of-a-kind experience.....
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Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Program required Radiology Certification Required 1 Year of Experience preferred...
3 days ago
River Valley Health & Dental - Williamsport, PA
River Valley Health and Dental Center is seeking a full-time Expanded Function Dental Assistant....
3 days ago
Aspen Dental - Tarentum, PA
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
2 days ago
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
Required Education & Experience: At least 6 months experience as a Dental Assistant. Dental Assisting training and certificate from an accredited school....
3 days ago
ROBERT J FUNK DDS - Royersford, PA
Dental assistant or EFDA needed for a high quality family practice with large ambitions....
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3 days ago
Conshohocken, PA
Dental Assistant, Full or part time. We can and will train the right person. Please join our family practice in the Plymouth Meeting area....
4 days ago
The Kennett Center For Advanced Dentistry - Kennett Square, PA
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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice
Discover the core principles of dental radiography and X-ray exposure

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your...

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...

Administrative Dental Assistant

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental...

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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.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Pennsylvania offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (27.0%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.6%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • 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 Pennsylvania
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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