Dental Assistant Jobs in Rhode Island

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 - Surgical Assistant

  • Clearchoice
  • Providence, RI
  • 2 days ago
.* Knowledge of all emergency algorithms, medications and equipment* Able to take x-rays: panorex and periapicals* Have x-ray license.Surgical Assistant Work Environment:* Dental assistants work in...

Claims Examiner Asst, Dental

  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Providence, RI
  • 6 days ago
Alternate Locations: Work from Home Work Arrangement: Work from Home Relocation assistance: : is not available for this opportunity. Pay Range: $12.60 - $18.89 Bonus Potential: Requisition #:...
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Certified Dental Assistant

  • Providence Community Health
  • Providence, RI
  • 12 days ago
Jobs Certified Dental Assistant at Providence Community Health Search All Jobs Certified Dental Assistant at Providence Community Health in Providence, Rhode Island Posted in Health Care 21 minutes...

Dental - - Dental Assistant

  • Thundermist Health Center
  • Wakefield, RI
  • 17 days ago
Exposing and developing x-ray films 4. Taking alienate impressions 5. Pouring models Administrative: 1....

Dental Assistant

  • Aspen Dental
  • Warwick, RI
  • 25 days ago
Assist during a variety of treatment procedures Take dental X-rays Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Manage infection control prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment Educate patients...

Dental Assistant (full time)

  • East Greenwich, RI
  • 27 days ago
Busy East Greenwich Dental office is seeking a full time dental assistant. Hours are Mon - Thurs, 8-5 and Fri 8-1. Looking for an organized, motivated, self starting individual....

Dental Assistant In Training Ebcap

  • East Bay Community Action Program
  • Newport, RI
  • 30+ days ago
Upon completion of the six-month in-house training, EBCAP will pay for the required classroom education to achieve additional x-ray certification skills....

Orthodontic Dental Assistant

  • Northest Orthodontic Specialists
  • Cumberland, RI
  • 30+ days ago
Northeast Orthodontic Specialists is looking for an experienced dental assistant. Requirements/Responsibilities: Preferred orthodontic experience but willing to train....

Dental - Ww - Dental Assistant

  • Thundermist Health Center
  • West Warwick, RI
  • 60+ days ago
Exposing and developing x-ray films 4. Taking alginate impressions 5. Pouring models Administrative: 1....

Dental Assistant

  • St Joseph School Of Nursing
  • Providence, RI
  • 90+ days ago
Licensure: Certificate from a Dental Assistant program preferred....

Dental Assistant in Training

  • East Bay Community Action Program
  • Newport, RI
  • 90+ days ago
The individual will have the opportunity to obtain paid, on-the-job training to become a Dental Assistant during the first six months of hire....

Dental Assistant

  • East Bay Community Action Program
  • Newport, RI
  • 90+ days ago
Dental Assistant Department: Medical/Dental Location: Newport, RI START YOUR APPLICATION East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a full time Dental Assistant for a thriving practice at...

Demographic Data for Rhode Island

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Assistant Fundamentals
A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists...

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...

The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support
Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Rhode Island

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

  • Eric George DMD & Associates
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  • East Bay Community Action Program
  • Thundermist Health Center
  • Aspen Dental
  • Belton
  • Care New England Health System
  • Clearchoice
  • Clearchoice Dental Implants
  • ETS Dental

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island
  • Less than 1 year (48.4%)
  • 1-2 years (27.4%)
  • None (13.1%)
  • 10+ years (11.2%)

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