Dental Assistant Jobs in Memphis, TN

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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Higginbotham Family Dental - Memphis, TN
Registered Dental Assistant license preferred. Thank you for considering this great opportunity. We hope to receive your resume. Please submit your resume by clicking on the “Apply” button below....
University of Tennessee - Memphis, TN
Clinical Dental Assistant-Prosthodontics University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN Type: Full-Time Posted: 12/01/2021 Category: Dentistry Description Market Range:MR05 Hiring Salary...
1 day ago
University of Tennessee - Memphis, TN
Clinical Dental Assistant-Dentistry-Oral Diagnosis University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN Type: Full-Time Posted: 12/01/2021 Category: Dentistry Description Market Range:MR05 Hiring...
1 day ago
Aspen Dental - Memphis, TN
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
3 days ago
Aspen Dental - Millington, TN (16 miles from Memphis, TN)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Collierville, TN (22 miles from Memphis, TN)
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
Confidential - Collierville, TN (22 miles from Memphis, TN)
We are looking for an all-star Dental Assistant!...
University of Tennessee - Memphis, TN
Market Range\:MR05 Hiring Salary\: $18.36/hourly JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS\: This position provides assistance with clinical photographic/x-ray procedures, clinical support, sterilization/...
6 days ago
University of Tennessee - Memphis, TN
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a federally funded agency and must adhere to the executive order mandating that all federal employees and contractors get vaccinated against...
6 days ago
Schilling Farms Dental - Collierville, TN (22 miles from Memphis, TN)
Currently searching for a full-time skilled Registered Dental Assistant. We have a beautiful office, fun, friendly and fast-paced work environment with a great team....
Heartland Dental - Memphis, TN
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...
10 days ago
Southaven, MS (13 miles from Memphis, TN)
Dental Assisting Instructor - FT Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. Southaven, MS Full Time Apply on company site Job Details Company Overview SUMMARY Instructors primary responsibilities are to...
14 days ago
Heartland Dental - Germantown, TN (15 miles from Memphis, TN)
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...
23 days ago
Aspen Dental - Southaven, MS (13 miles from Memphis, TN)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
24 days ago
Kids Dental Brands - Horn Lake, MS (13 miles from Memphis, TN)
certification and coronal polishing certification (or scheduled to complete) Dentrix a plus!...
30+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Memphis, TN

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

$41,371

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Memphis, TN 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 Memphis, TN
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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