Dental Assistant Jobs in Jackson, 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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Augusta University - Augusta, GA (10 miles from Jackson, SC)
ORCertified Dental Assistant with one year of experience....
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Augusta, GA (10 miles from Jackson, SC)
(32 hours per week) Dental Assistants to work at Fort Gordon (GA)....
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Complete Mobile Dentistry - Jackson, SC
Job Details Job Location Fort Jackson - Fort Jackson, SC Position Type Full Time   Description We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time dental assistant to work at Fort Jackson....
24 days ago

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...


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

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives them more personalised care in their own home, it also turns them into an...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Jackson, SC

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

$36,443

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Jackson, SC offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • 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 Jackson, SC
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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