Dental Assistant Jobs in Houston, 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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Houston, TX
Great position for someone looking to get experience or someone who already has experience and would like some flexibility. Small office near the Heights with steady patient base. Full-time or...
2 days ago
Houston Community College - Houston, TX
Must be a Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certified Dental Assistant, a Registered Dental Assistant in Texas and successfully completed either an American Dental Association approved degree or...
16 hours ago
Friendswood, TX (19 miles from Houston, TX)
MINT Dentistry is looking for a highly skilled Registered Dental Assistant to join our growing team!...
15 hours ago
DentalOne Partners - Missouri City, TX (19 miles from Houston, TX)
Dental Assistant certification, as required by state, or ability to become certified Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR- BLS) preferred Benefits Investment in you and your future...
DECA Dental Group - Spring, TX (21 miles from Houston, TX)
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice #IND456...
DECA Dental Group - Cypress, TX (24 miles from Houston, TX)
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice #IND456...
DECA Dental Group - Kingwood, TX (17 miles from Houston, TX)
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice #IND456...
Harris County - Houston, TX
Registered Dental Assistant (TX upon hire) Valid driver's license (TX upon hire) CPR for Healthcare Provider Certification (upon hire) One (1)-year dental assisting experience in a dental office or...
3 days ago
Kidstown Dental - Katy, TX (22 miles from Houston, TX)
We need a positive, quick learning, team-oriented, child-loving REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT....
4 days ago
Southwest Family Dental 59 Pllc - Houston, TX
Dental Assistant Certification Eager to learn, we are willing to train...
4 days ago
Spring, TX (21 miles from Houston, TX)
We are looking for a reliable and responsible entry level Dental Assistant / Front Desk who can do the following: -Multi-task between Front and Back -Be able to work Tues thru Saturday....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Missouri City, TX (19 miles from Houston, TX)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Richmond, TX (22 miles from Houston, TX)
As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, we recognize the difference your interactions with young patients make in their experience....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Houston, TX
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Spring, TX (21 miles from Houston, TX)
Now is the time to join Spring Market Dental Group and Orthodontics. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career...
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Houston, TX

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

$33,630

Highest Education Level

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

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