Dental Assistant Jobs in Lubbock, 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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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock, TX
Preferred Qualifications Dental Assistant registry with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required....
5 days ago
Smile Magic - Lubbock, TX
Dental Assistant Licensing Sealant Placement, Nitrous Monitoring and Coronal Polishing Certifications preferred (if 2+ years of experience, company provides courses) Digital x-ray experience necessary...
6 days ago
Smile Doctors - Lubbock, TX
Orthodontic Assistant Lubbock, TX, USA Req #1270 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 The vision of Smile Doctors is our people-first culture which creates an environment of passionate, caring Team...
11 days ago
Abbeville Dentistry - Lubbock, TX
Denture Care Center of Lubbock, Texas is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant in Hygiene who is a strong communicator and will treat all our patients like family!...
16 days ago
Smile Magic - Lubbock, TX
Dental Assistant Licensing (preferred) Sealant Placement, Nitrous Monitoring, and Coronal Polishing Certifications preferred (if 2+ years of experience, the company provides courses) Digital x-ray...
22 days ago
Abbeville Dentistry - Lubbock, TX
Braces, Braces, Braces is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant who is a strong communicator and will treat all our patients like family!...
24 days ago
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock, TX
Preferred Qualifications Dental Assistant registry with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners required....
30+ days ago
Lubbock, TX
Overview Maupin Endodontics has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in Lubbock, TX. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
30+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lubbock, TX

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

$32,631

Highest Education Level

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

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