Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia, SC

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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Heartland Dental - Lexington, SC (12 miles from Columbia, SC)
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...
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Columbia, SC
Responsibilities Perform functions in accordance with the applicable state's Dental Auxiliaries Table of Permitted Duties Actively participate in the Perfect Patient Experience by striving to keep...
4 days ago
Heartland Dental - Columbia, SC
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...
17 days ago
Veterans Health Administration - Columbia, SC
Assignments at this level include, but are not limited to: using the concepts of four-handed dentistry; assists with specialty procedures including oral surgery, periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontic...
18 days ago
Lexington, SC (12 miles from Columbia, SC)
White Knoll Dentistry is looking for an assistant for general dentistry. There is an option for part-time (Monday and Tuesday 8-5) or full-time (M-Th 8-5).
27 days ago
Vital Smiles - Columbia, SC
Assistant....
30+ days ago
Vital Smiles - Columbia, SC
Certified Dental Assistant. Use of dental/medical technology. Ability to connect with patients. Driven and works with a sense of urgency. Has the ability to multi-task....
60+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Lexington, SC (12 miles from Columbia, SC)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
90+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Columbia, SC
Reporting directly to the Managing Clinical Director, the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
90+ days ago
Vital Smiles - Columbia, SC
Certified Dental Assistant. Use of dental/medical technology. Ability to connect with patients. Driven and works with a sense of urgency. Has the ability to multi-task....
90+ days ago
Correct Care Solutions - Lexington, SC (12 miles from Columbia, SC)
Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications Notifies H.S.A...
90+ days ago
Vital Smiles - Columbia, SC
Certified Dental Assistant. Use of dental/medical technology. Ability to connect with patients. Driven and works with a sense of urgency. Has the ability to multi-task....
90+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Blythewood, SC (14 miles from Columbia, SC)
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...
90+ days ago
South Carolina Job Board - Columbia, SC
Minimum and Additional Requirements Associate's degree, DANB Certified Dental Assistant and General Dentistry experience....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Columbia, SC

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

$39,043

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Columbia, SC 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 (4.2%)
  • 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 Columbia, SC
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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