Dental Assistant Jobs in Burke, VA

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.

Search Dental Assistant Jobs

1-15 of 97 Jobs
Washington, DC (14 miles from Burke, VA)
Fluency in English and ability to discuss dental terminology in an easy to understand manner for patients are criterias we are looking for....
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Sterling, VA (16 miles from Burke, VA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
1 day ago
North Bethesda, MD (19 miles from Burke, VA)
Seeking a superb assistant that helps the Doctor assist with patient care, instrument sterilization,charting entering treatment plans, room set up,x ray certified all aspects of a dental assistant....
1 day ago
Children's National Health System - Washington, DC (14 miles from Burke, VA)
**Required Licenses and Certifications** In the District of Columbia must be licensed as a certified dental assistant no exception....
1 day ago
Endodontic Associates - Clinton, MD (19 miles from Burke, VA)
Looking for an experienced dental assistant to join our busy Practice. Must have active Maryland xray license. Apply now, immediate opening....
Quick Apply

9 hours ago Endodontic Associates
Washington, DC (14 miles from Burke, VA)
Important notes: 1. To inquire about this position, please call ... 2. DO NOT send your resume 3. DO NOT inquire if you anticipate going back to school or have other career goals within the next 5...
2 days ago
Hero Practice Services - Landover, MD (22 miles from Burke, VA)
Previous work experience in a dental practice as a dental assistant is a plus Dental Assisting National Board's (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety successfully passed exam or Certified Dental Assistant...
11 hours ago
Washington, DC (14 miles from Burke, VA)
Dental Assistant Job duties: Set out appropriate instruments for procedures. Take x-rays. Assist dentists during procedures. Keep patients' mouths clean and dry during procedures....
14 hours ago
Smile Brands - Alexandria, VA (11 miles from Burke, VA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
1 day ago
Washington, DC (14 miles from Burke, VA)
Our Pediatric Dental Speciality Practice located in Northern Virginia, is currently seeking a full-time child friendly and energetic dental assistant....
14 hours ago
Reston, VA (12 miles from Burke, VA)
We are an established orthodontic office in a modern and spa-like environment. Looking for the right fit with our friendly and relaxed environment. Everything is digital with newest equipment and...
2 days ago
Washington, DC (14 miles from Burke, VA)
Are you looking to join a very dedicated, experienced team? Are you passionate about helping people to smile? Are you energetic, friendly and engaging? Do you possess exceptional...
2 days ago
Washington, DC (14 miles from Burke, VA)
Our Private General and Cosmetic Dental Practice is seeking an experienced Star Quality dental assistant who is dedicated to providing optimal care....
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Herndon, VA (14 miles from Burke, VA)
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...
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Waldorf, MD (24 miles from Burke, VA)
Weve got the ideal job for you at the Vibrant Smiles office in Waldorf, MD Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty...
1 day ago

Demographic Data for Burke, VA

Moving to Burke, VA? Find some basic demographic data about Burke, VA below.


43,102
725
Medium

Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...


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...

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...


Title Synonyms

Users interested in this job title also searched for the following job titles

Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Burke, VA

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

$47,336

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Dental Assistant positions

Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Burke, VA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.4%)
  • 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 Burke, VA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

Dental Assistant Related Career Advice Articles

Dental Assistants vs. Dental Hygienists - What's the Difference?

A comprehensive comparison of the education, credentials, job duties, and salary between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist.


Quick Guide to Advanced DANB Certifications

Learn more about the exams, prerequisites, and other requirements needed to earn advanced DANB credentials such as the COA, CPFDA, and CRFDA designations.


How to Become a Dental Hygienist in 4 Steps

Interested in a dental hygienist career? Learn how to get started in this rewarding field.