Dental Assistant Jobs in Smyrna, 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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Heartland Dental - Franklin, TN (24 miles from Smyrna, 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...
2 days ago
Vanderbilt Health - Nashville, TN (20 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Position Summary The Dental Assistant position will chairside assist dentists, take x-rays, occasional assist in O.R. at Children's or Medical Center East Department Summary: Vanderbilt University Medical...
2 days ago
North American Dental Group - Franklin, TN (24 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Dental Assisting Certification or state required education One or more years of Orthodontic experience required Willingness to travel between our 3 local offices CPR Certification Required Radiography/ X-RAY...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Mount Juliet, TN (17 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Murfreesboro, TN (16 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Franklin, TN (24 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Responsibilities Job Requirement - Expanded Duties Dental Assistant - EDDA - Dental Assistant: As an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, you must have a positive and outgoing personality, exceptional...
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Nashville, TN (20 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN (20 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Dental Assistant, PRN (As Needed) - Dental Clinic Vanderbilt Health Details Location: Nashville, Tennessee Salary: Open Categories: Dentistry Internal Number: 2000198 Description Dental Assistant, PRN...
4 days ago
DECA Dental Group - Murfreesboro, TN (16 miles from Smyrna, 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 Ideal Dental is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer...
5 days ago
DECA Dental Group - Nashville, TN (20 miles from Smyrna, 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...
Ideal Dental - Hermitage, TN (13 miles from Smyrna, 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
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
9 days ago
Heartland Dental - Murfreesboro, TN (16 miles from Smyrna, TN)
Assistant at a Heartland Dental supported office, you will organize and maintain lab equipment, take and develop X-rays and provide comprehensive post-operative dental procedures to patients....
9 days ago
South College - Nashville, TN (20 miles from Smyrna, 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....
12 days ago
Holloman AFB, NM - Nashville, TN (20 miles from Smyrna, TN)
lodging and a personal automobile provided Dental Assistant Cert, 3 years exp and a valid NM License req....
13 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Smyrna, TN

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

$34,319

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Highest Education Level

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

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