Dental Assistant Jobs in Falls Church, 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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Dumfries, VA (22 miles from Falls Church, VA)
Can keep calm in a high pressure environment while assisting the doctor in surgeries and expanded functions....
2 days ago
Washington, DC (6 miles from Falls Church, VA)
DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED IMMEDIATELY--Manassas General practice office in Manassas has an immediate opening for a VA x-ray certified Dental Assistant....
2 days ago
Sterling, VA (17 miles from Falls Church, VA)
Cascades Center for Dental Health has a tremendous opportunity for a dental assistant to join our highly successful, progressive comprehensive practice on a full time basis....
2 days ago
Washington, DC (6 miles from Falls Church, VA)
Established, family oriented dental office located in Washington, DC is urgently hiring for a FT dental assistant. Must possess DC License....
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Herndon, VA (14 miles from Falls Church, 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...
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13 hours ago Smile Brands
Ashburn, VA (21 miles from Falls Church, VA)
We love creating beautiful faces, one smile at a time. If you like to keep busy working in a fun atmosphere, we would love to meet with you. We are seeking a friendly, responsible orthodontic...
2 days ago
Barakat Orthodontics PC - Sterling, VA 20166, VA (18 miles from Falls Church, VA)
Full-time and part-time employment opportunity available for positive, high-energy, experienced Orthodontic Assistant to add to our busy Dulles-area orthodontic practice. Candidate must be able to...
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13 hours ago
Dental Care Alliance - Woodbridge, VA (17 miles from Falls Church, VA)
The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have an x-ray license/certificate for the state of Virginia; 3+ years of hands on Dental Assistant experience is preferred; invisalign and in-office bleaching...
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3 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Children's National Medical Center - Washington, DC (6 miles from Falls Church, VA)
Required Licenses and Certifications In the District of Columbia must be licensed as a certified dental assistant no exception....
3 days ago
Ashburn, VA (21 miles from Falls Church, VA)
We are a new state of the art growing, privately owned dental office in Ashburn, seeking a talented & enthusiastic Dental Assistant to join us in a great deal of fun....
2 days ago
Washington, DC (6 miles from Falls Church, VA)
You have a current DC license, CPR and are X-Ray certified....
3 days ago
Chantilly, VA (16 miles from Falls Church, VA)
Dental Assistant: We are looking for an experienced Dental Assistant who is highly motivated, personable, and a great team player to join our team....
3 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Alexandria, VA (5 miles from Falls Church, VA)
Overview Brad Freedman & Associates is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join our practice!...
3 days ago
Washington, DC (6 miles from Falls Church, VA)
We are a fast growing, privately owned dental office in Chantilly, seeking a talented & enthusiastic Dental Assistant to join us in a great deal of fun....
1 day ago
Alexandria, VA (5 miles from Falls Church, VA)
This job offer is for a DENTAL ASSISTANT for a state of the art practice in Alexandria VA. with multiple locations in Virginia and Maryland. We are a highly motivated and forward thinking team....
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Falls Church, VA

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

$47,336

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Highest Education Level

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

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