Dental Assistant Jobs in Amarillo, TX

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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Ormson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Amarillo, TX
Assistant Excellent manual dexterity Intermediate computer skills The ability to study and learn quickly A mastery of dental terminology and procedures Superior communication and customer service skills...
15 hours ago
Familia Dental - Amarillo, TX
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Dental Assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills....
60+ days ago
Texas Tech University - Amarillo, TX
Position Description This position is responsible for performing skilled tasks assisting the professional dental staff. Responsible for providing skilled assistance in routine and complex cases to...
60+ days ago
Kool Smiles - Amarillo, TX
Below are the basics of this role: The Dental Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the professional dental staff with treatment....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Amarillo, TX

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

$30,574

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Amarillo, TX offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Amarillo, TX
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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