Dental Assistant Jobs in Norfolk, 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 (14 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
2 days ago
Goodove Oral Surgery - Virginia Beach, VA (14 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Are you a true team player - ready for a change??? We are a busy Oral Surgery Practice - seeking seeking experienced Surgical Assistants in our Virginia Beach and Chesapeake offices. Full time &...
Aspen Dental - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
4 days ago
Rita Frazier DS - Norfolk, VA (4 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Doctor owned family dental practice is searching for a special person to complete our awesome staff. Ideal candidate has two years of either Dental assisting experience or Dental Front desk....
Dental Care Alliance - Chesapeake, VA (7 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Our ideal Dental Assistant will have 1+ years of hands on experience and an x-ray license for the state of VA. Experience working in Endodontics would be a huge plus!...
Rita Frazier DS - Norfolk, VA
Doctor owned family dental practice is searching for a special person to complete our awesome staff. Ideal candidate has two years of either Dental assisting experience or Dental Front desk....
11 days ago
Goodove Oral Surgery - Virginia Beach, VA (16 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Are you a true team player - ready for a change??? We are a busy Oral Surgery Practice - seeking seeking experienced Surgical Assistants in our Virginia Beach and Chesapeake offices. Full time &...
11 days ago
Chesapeake, VA (7 miles from Norfolk, VA)
The ideal candidate for this position will have: A minimum of 1+ years experience working as a Dental Assistant in a general dentistry environment Must hold valid X-Ray Certification Knowledge of dental...
13 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Virginia Beach, VA (16 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of VA 1+ year of experience working as a Pediatric Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate...
Dental Care Alliance - Chesapeake, VA (7 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of VA 1+ year of experience working as a Surgical Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate...
Suffolk, VA (15 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Currently looking for an experienced, energetic dental assistant to join our team! Dependability and team work is a must! Eagle-soft and digital x-ray proficiency is a plus....
14 days ago
Chesapeake, VA (7 miles from Norfolk, VA)
We are looking for an energetic and career minded Dental Assistant to join our dental team....
22 days ago
Goodove Oral Surgery - Virginia Beach, VA (16 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Are you a true team player - ready for a change??? We are a busy Oral Surgery Practice - seeking seeking experienced Surgical Assistants in our Virginia Beach and Chesapeake offices. Full time &...
23 days ago
Danville Community College - Chesapeake, VA (7 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Experience in four handed dentistry. Preferred Qualifications Radiation Health and Safety Certification is preferred. Prefer proficient computer skills....
24 days ago
Chesapeake, VA (7 miles from Norfolk, VA)
Requirements include - dental assistant certification, minimum 6 months chair-side experience, x-ray certification, CPR certification preferred, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the...
26 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Norfolk, VA

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

$38,994

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Norfolk, 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 (4.2%)
  • 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 Norfolk, VA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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