Dental Assistant Jobs in Lufkin, 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 Dentures & Implants - Nacogdoches, TX (22 miles from Lufkin, TX)
Dental Assistant (RDA/Full-time, Great Benefits) Job ID 2020-11030 Category Dental Assistants and Front Desk Associates Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant!...
4 days ago
Kool Smiles - Lufkin, 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
Lufkin, TX
Overview Element Dental has an opening for a Registered Dental Assistant in Lufkin, TX. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
45+ days ago

Demographic Data for Lufkin, TX

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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

When you become a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a career that is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. Caring dental assistants truly make a difference with clients, providing comfort and...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lufkin, TX

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

$35,715

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Highest Education Level

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

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