Dental Assistant Jobs in San Marcos, 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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Kyle, TX (13 miles from San Marcos, TX)
Our private pediatric dental office is searching for a clinical dental assistant. Experience is a plus. We offer many benefits including health insurance, vacation pay, retirement fund....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - New Braunfels, TX (12 miles from San Marcos, TX)
Overview As a Periodontal Dental Assistant we recognize your efforts and care about your career development....
5 days ago
Ideal Dental - Kyle, TX (13 miles from San Marcos, TX)
General dentistry and various specialties merge under one roof to provide the ultimate guest experience. Who Are We Looking For?...
Direct Apply

6 days ago Ideal Dental
Lockhart, TX (21 miles from San Marcos, TX)
Our small-town family dental practice seeks a permanent part-time dental assistant....
7 days ago
Ideal Dental - Cibolo, TX (24 miles from San Marcos, TX)
General dentistry and various specialties merge under one roof to provide the ultimate guest experience. Who Are We Looking For?...
11 days ago
Affordable Care - New Braunfels, TX (12 miles from San Marcos, TX)
Job Information Affordable Care Dental Assistant in New Braunfels, Texas Overview Come join our team as a Dental Assistant!...
14 days ago
San Marcos, TX
Looking for Full-Time employee who is: -Good with kids -MUST BE Bilingual -Can work on SUNDAYS, MONDAYS,TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAYS Experience in the dental field is not required. We will train you...
19 days ago
San Marcos, TX
Looking for Full-Time employee who is: -Good with kids -MUST BE Bilingual (Please confirm you are fluent in Spanish) -Can work: SUNDAYs, MONDAYs, TUESDAYs, WEDNESDAYs -Please send resume, or brief...
19 days ago
San Marcos, TX
Looking for Full-Time employee who is: -Good with kids -MUST BE Bilingual -Can work on SUNDAYS, MONDAYS,TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAYS Experience in the dental field is not required. We will train you to...
19 days ago
Cibolo, TX (24 miles from San Marcos, TX)
Growing dental practice seeking talented and motivated Dental Assistant! Why us? As a company we strive to provide top-notch care not only to our patients but also our employees....
25 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Spring Branch, TX (23 miles from San Marcos, TX)
terminology, instruments and equipment Benefits Medical, dental and vision insurance Continuing Education (CE Units) Paid time off Tuition Reimbursement Child care assistance 401K Paid time to volunteer...
26 days ago
American Dental Partners - San Marcos, TX
Dental assistant SHARE THIS Category: Dental Assistant Affiliate: Carus Dental Location: 102 Wonder Wold Drive, San Marcos, TX Position Summary: Job Details As a Dental Assistant with our practice,...
26 days ago
D4C Dental - Dripping Springs, TX (24 miles from San Marcos, TX)
Job Brief We are seeking a Dental Assistant that is great with kids! We are looking for an outgoing Dental Assistant to join our team in Dripping Springs!...
45+ days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Spring Branch, TX (23 miles from San Marcos, TX)
terminology, instruments and equipment Benefits Medical, dental and vision insurance Continuing Education (CE Units) Paid time off Tuition Reimbursement Child care assistance 401K Paid time to volunteer...
45+ days ago
San Marcos, TX
Overview Our South Austin Ortho Team has an opening for a Traveling Orthodontic Dental Assistant. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen!...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in San Marcos, TX

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

$38,819

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in San Marcos, TX offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • 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 San Marcos, TX
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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