Dental Assistant Jobs in Killeen, 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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Coast Dental & Orthodontics - Fort Hood, TX (8 miles from Killeen, TX)
Meet continuing education requirements and maintain Registered Dental Assistant certificate in Texas....
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1 day ago Coast Dental & Orthodontics
Killeen, TX
As Killeen Dental continues to grow and serve the community we are excited to offer a position for a Registered Dental Assistant....
4 days ago
InGenesis - Killeen, TX
Dental Assistant - Ft....
4 days ago
Copperas Cove, TX (23 miles from Killeen, TX)
Overview Cove Total Dental & Orthodontics has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in Copperas Cove, TX. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
14 days ago
Belton, TX (13 miles from Killeen, TX)
Overview Belton Total Dental & Orthodontics has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in Belton, TX. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
20 days ago
Kool Smiles - Killeen, 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....
30+ days ago
Killeen, TX
Demonstrate complete knowledge of dental terminology, instruments, maintenance, and proper tray setups. Perform all chairside procedures efficiently....
30+ days ago
In Genesis - Killeen, TX
Dental Assistant Work Location: Killeen, TX InGenesis is currently seeking a Dental Assistant to work with our client located in Killeen, TX....
30+ days ago
Temple, TX (18 miles from Killeen, TX)
Overview Your Total Ortho Team has an opening for a Traveling Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
30+ days ago
Belton, TX (13 miles from Killeen, TX)
Demonstrate complete knowledge of dental terminology, instruments, maintenance, and proper tray setups. Perform all chairside procedures efficiently....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Killeen, TX

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

$35,706

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Killeen, TX offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.5%)
  • 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 Killeen, TX
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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