Dental Assistant Jobs in Charlottesville, 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.

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University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
Dental Assistant Certification within two years of hire date....
2 days ago
Forest Lakes Dental - Charlottesville, VA
We are searching for a full time Registered Dental Hygienist. We are a general dental practice in beautiful Charlottesville VA. If you are searching for a friendly team to join and enjoy caring...
4 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
Pantops Office Our practice is now taking resumes for a dental assistant. Experience is preferred, however we would train the right individual who is interest and motivated....
11 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
Service-oriented family dental practice seeks dental assistant Monday-Thursday (7:45-5:15). Excellent work environment with supportive staff....
12 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
Our office is looking for a full time dental assistant. We are willing to train someone new to the field. Applicant must be certified to take dental radiographs....
18 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
We are looking for a competent dental assistant who will make our office more efficient and pleasant for patients....
23 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
We are seeking a full-time dental assistant. The right candidate is mature, motivated, confident and independent with a strong work ethic....
26 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Charlottesville, VA

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

$39,382

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Charlottesville, VA 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Charlottesville, VA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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