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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Affordable Care - Sugar Land, TX (18 miles from Houston, TX)
Job Information Affordable Care Dental Assistant in Sugar Land, Texas Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant!...
2 days ago
New Image Orthodontics - Pearland, TX (15 miles from Houston, TX)
Job Information New image Orthodontics Certified Orthodontic Assistant (Pearland) in PEARLAND, Texas Orthodontic Assistant Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssist orthodontist with treating...
18 hours ago
Dentalone Partners - Houston, TX
Four Handed Dentistry- fabricate temporary crowns, place rubber dam, place amalgam and composite restorations, assist with seating permanent/removable prosthodontics, coronal polishing, sealant placement...
18 hours ago
Heartland Dental - Houston, TX
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
3 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Friendswood, TX (19 miles from Houston, TX)
Overview Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
3 days ago
Stynt - Houston, TX
Associated topics: dental biller, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, dental assistant, efda, oxide, radiographer, steps, x ray...
16 hours ago
Smile Brands - Houston, TX
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
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1 day ago Smile Brands
Smile Brands - Cypress, TX (24 miles from Houston, TX)
Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
20 hours ago
Stynt - Houston, TX
Associated topics: assistant, dental biller, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, clinical assistant, dental assistant, efda, radiographer, x ray...
16 hours ago
Smile Brands - Houston, TX
Company Overview: Job Description: Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles? Do you love educating and encouraging others on the best ways to take...
3 days ago
DentalOne Partners - Humble, TX (17 miles from Houston, TX)
Assistant certification, as required by state, or ability to become certified strongly preferred Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) preferred Current certification to monitor...
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4 days ago DentalOne Partners
Memorial Hermann - Houston, TX
Job Description Minimum Qualifications Education: High School diploma or GED Licenses/Certifications: Current Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) X-ray Certification with the Texas State Board of Dental...
5 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Spring, TX (21 miles from Houston, TX)
Overview Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
5 days ago
Paige Orthodontics - Kingwood, TX 77339, TX (21 miles from Houston, TX)
Seeking-- HIGHLY EXPERIENCED ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT WITH AT THE LEAST 2YRS ORTHODONTIC EXPERIENCE ONLY; with a great attitude and work ethic. We offer good pay, bonus, holiday pay, retirement plan,...
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5 days ago
Smile Squad Of Houston 249 Pllc - Houston, TX
Qualified applicants will have general dentistry experience, at least one year of orthodontic experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate....
5 days ago

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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...

Administrative Dental Assistant

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental...


Clinical Dental Assistant

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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 or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • 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 Houston, TX
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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