Dental Assistant Jobs in South Dakota

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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Confidential - Spearfish, SD
Certified dental assistant with expanded functions and x-ray certified preferred but a great attitude and strong work ethic are our first priorities!...
Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas - Wessington Springs, SD
DENTAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST Horizon Health Care is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join us at Jerauld County Dental Clinic in Wessington Springs, SD Are you seeking meaningful work and a rewarding...
3 days ago
Priority Dental Care - Sioux Falls, SD
oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse* taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays...
4 days ago
Rapid City, SD
Wanted: An assistant that loves taking care of people, is trustworthy and reliable, well organized, and gets along well with others. We are a specialty office that deals with challenging cases...
7 days ago
Aspen Dental - Sioux Falls, SD
Responsibilities Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Take dental radiographs (x-rays) Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize...
25 days ago
Veterans Health Administration - Sioux Falls, SD
The employee operates dental X-ray equipment to take intra- and extra-oral radiographs....
27 days ago
Aspen Dental - Sioux Falls, SD
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
30+ days ago
Sioux Falls, SD
Overview Designer Dentistry & Smiles has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
30+ days ago
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Fort Meade, SD
The Dental Assistant (Clinical Expanded Function) serves in expanded function dental assistant positions independently performing more complex work in assigned specialties....
45+ days ago
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Fort Meade, SD
The Lead dental Assistant Works with the supervisor or Dental Service Chief to monitor and make work assignments, provide input on performance, resolve daily workplace issues, and maintain efficient...
45+ days ago

Demographic Data for South Dakota

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Introduction to Dental Medicine
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in South Dakota

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in South Dakota as reported by the BLS.


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in South Dakota 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 South Dakota
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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