Dental Assistant Jobs in Newport News, 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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Aspen Dental - Hampton, VA (3 miles from Newport News, VA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
2 days ago
Kool Smiles - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
We are looking for a Dental Assistant Extern ready to create memorable patient experiences. Must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited dental assistant class/program....
3 days ago
ST, Healthcare - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
Current Dental Assistant License/Certificate within state of practice Successful completion of screening tests for the clinical specialty area(s) in which the Dental Assistant with a score of 80% or...
10 days ago
Wellpath - Suffolk, VA (12 miles from Newport News, VA)
View similar jobs: General Assistant jobs in Suffolk, VA Jobs in Suffolk, VA Dental Assistant (General Dentistry Practice) Save Aspen Dental Algonquin, IL As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded...
12 days ago
Kool Smiles - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
Our teams don't just shape smiles -- they shape the lives of families every single day. Working with us means being challenged, having fun, and being proud of what you do. It means being a mentor,...
16 days ago
Aspen Dental - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
17 days ago
Matrix Providers - South Norfolk, VA (20 miles from Newport News, VA)
within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice or a military clinic Membership in good standing with the American Association of Dental Assistants with required continuing...
18 days ago
Heartland Dental - Williamsburg, VA (19 miles from Newport News, VA)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
19 days ago
Department of Defense - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
Special Requirements for GS-5 and above Dental Assistant (Expanded Function): Applicants for Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) positions must have completed l year of acceptable course work, preceptorship...
21 days ago
Aspen Dental - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
29 days ago
Medical Careers Institute - Newport News, VA
Overview We are seeking Dental Assisting professionals to join our faculty team. As a faculty member, you'll provide practical hands-on instruction in an engaging learning environment,...
30+ days ago
Matrix Providers, Inc. - Portsmouth, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice or a military clinic Membership in good standing with the American Association of Dental Assistants with required continuing...
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
30+ days ago
Kool Smiles - Hampton, VA (3 miles from Newport News, VA)
CPR certified X-ray certified Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled...
30+ days ago
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters - Norfolk, VA (17 miles from Newport News, VA)
Performs other duties as assigned. # Licenses and/or Certifications: # Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions (RDAEF)....
45+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Newport News, VA

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

$38,994

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Highest Education Level

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

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