Dental Assistant Jobs in Nashville, 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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DECA Dental Group - Nashville, TN
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice Company: Ideal Dental #IND456...
Confidential - Goodlettsville, TN (13 miles from Nashville, TN)
Registered Dental Assistant duties including but not limited to: taking diagnostic x-rays, taking and pouring prelim impressions, setup/breakdown of operatories, sterilization and care of dental equipments...
Ideal Dental - Hermitage, TN (10 miles from Nashville, TN)
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice Company: Ideal Dental #IND456...
Aspen Dental - Smyrna, TN (20 miles from Nashville, TN)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
4 days ago
South College - Nashville, TN
Proficient in didactic and clinical four-handed dentistry. Possess current knowledge and experience in dental assisting. Aware of state requirements governing dental assisting programs....
7 days ago
Holloman AFB, NM - Nashville, TN
lodging and a personal automobile provided Dental Assistant Cert, 3 years exp and a valid NM License req....
8 days ago
Heartland Dental - Nashville, 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...
8 days ago
Nashville, TN
Mi Plaza Dental, located in Nashville, is looking for a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) who is personable, professional and hardworking....
10 days ago
Heartland Dental - Nashville, 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...
11 days ago
Heartland Dental - Smyrna, TN (20 miles from Nashville, 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...
11 days ago
Heartland Dental - Antioch, TN (9 miles from Nashville, 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...
16 days ago
Marquee Dental Partners - Nashville, TN
We have an opportunity for a Dental Assistant to join our team in Nashville, TN!...
22 days ago
Smile Brands - Nashville, TN
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
25 days ago
Vital Smiles - Hermitage, TN (10 miles from Nashville, TN)
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....
25 days ago
Centurion Health - Nashville, TN
Certification and/or previous experience performing dental x-rays preferred Must maintain current tuberculosis screening documentation and active CPR certification Ability to obtain a security clearance...
26 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Nashville, TN

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

$34,319

Highest Education Level

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

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