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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Dental Assistant

  • Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts
  • Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • 2 days ago
Dental Assistant Requirements: Dental x-ray certification. Experience using computers for a variety of tasks. Excellent written and verbal communication skills....

Dental Assistant

  • Dental Care Alliance
  • Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • 1 day ago
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of PA 1+ year of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate them...

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Pottstown, PA
  • 1 day ago
Assistant certification and/or X-ray certification in states where it is required Recommended Skills Clinical Works Curiosity Infection Control Manufacturing Dentures Radiology...

Dental Assistant - Career Advancement

  • Aspen Dental
  • Pottstown, PA
  • 2 days ago
Assistant, you will help support the clinical needs of the practices patients and doctors....

Dental Assistant

  • Affordable Dentures
  • Folsom, PA
  • 2 days ago
Dental Assistant Job ID 2022-18532 Category Dental Assistants and Front Desk Associates Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant!...

Dental Assistant

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 12 hours ago
Busy Perio-Prosthodontic office seeks experienced dental assistant for full time position. X-ray certification required and knowledge of Dentrix software is a plus....

Dental Assistant

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 12 hours ago
X-ray license and certification required, no evenings or weekends. Our office is a state of the art facility....

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Ephrata, PA
  • moments ago
Our [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Dental Assistant program helps to protect both our patients and our employees....

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Selinsgrove, PA
  • moments ago
Assistant certification and/or X-ray certification in states where it is required Recommended Skills Clinical Works Curiosity Infection Control Manufacturing Dentures Radiology...

EFDA

  • Kids Smiles
  • Phila, PA
  • 2 days ago
X-RAY certification, required. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational ability and time management skills....

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

  • Simply Beautiful Smiles
  • Woodlyn, PA
  • 2 days ago
Taking dental x-rays (must be licensed in the state) Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies....

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Fairless Hills, PA
  • 1 day ago
Assistant certification and/or X-ray certification in states where it is required Recommended Skills Clinical Works Curiosity Infection Control Manufacturing Dentures Radiology...

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Springfield, PA
  • 1 day ago
Assistant certification in states where it is requiredProof of COVID vaccination necessary for employment as a healthcare worker in states with vaccination mandates. ....

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

  • LRH Dentistry
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • 2 hours ago
We are looking for a knowledgeable, dedicated Expanded Functions Dental Assistant to join our team....

Licensed Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 1 day ago
Assistant certification and/or X-ray certification in states where it is required Recommended Skills Clinical Works Curiosity Infection Control Manufacturing Dentures Radiology...

Demographic Data for Pennsylvania

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Pennsylvania

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireDental research efforts.

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Dental Assistant positions


  • Pure Dental Brands
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  • GPAC
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  • Heartland Dental
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  • Aspen Dental
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  • University of Pennsylvania
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  • North American Dental Group
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  • Dental Care Alliance
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  • Simply Beautiful Smiles
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  • Smilebuilderz
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  • Smile America Partners
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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Pennsylvania offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.9%)
  • 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 Pennsylvania
  • Less than 1 year (48.4%)
  • 1-2 years (27.4%)
  • None (13.1%)
  • 10+ years (11.2%)

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