Dental Assistant Jobs in Tennessee

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 - Collierville, TN
We are looking for an all-star Dental Assistant!...
Aspen Dental - Alcoa, TN
onboard Dental Assistants Take dental radiographs (x-rays) Set up and breakdown operatory room post treatment Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment Provide patients...
5 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Hendersonville, TN
We are happy to share an exciting opportunity for a Dental Assistant!...
2 days ago
DECA Dental Group - Gallatin, 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...
Smile Doctors - Knoxville, TN
Dental Assistant Certification/ License Tennessee Radiography Certification CPR certification required This is the perfect opportunity to grow with an expanding organization!...
5 days ago
Memphis, TN
Overview Dove Family Dentistry has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in Memphis, Tennessee. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
5 days ago
MHM Services, Inc. - Clifton, 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...
5 days ago
Aspen Dental - Lenoir City, TN
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
5 days ago
Aspen Dental - Ooltewah, TN
Take radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment. Provide patients with instructions for oral care following all treatment procedures....
5 days ago
Marquee Dental Partners - Franklin, TN
certification, or the ability to acquire in a timely manner Coronal polishing and Nitrous Oxide certifications are preferred, but not required Attention to detail and strong communication skills The...
5 days ago
Knoxville, TN
Dependable and experienced dental assistant needed in a busy but small general dentistry practice....
5 days ago
Schmitt Dental - Clarksville, TN
Registered Dental Assistant duties including but not limited to: Mus be certified in taking diagnostic x-rays, taking and pouring prelim impressions, setup/breakdown of operatories, sterilization and...
Pacific Dental Services - Murfreesboro, TN
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
6 days ago
Schilling Farms Dental - Collierville, 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....
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...

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

Dental Assistant Fundamentals
A dental assistant is a member of a dental team who contributes immensely to the team in delivering dental treatment and services. During dental operations, the dental assistant assists dentists...

The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support
Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Tennessee

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


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Tennessee offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.6%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.8%)
  • 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 Tennessee
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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