Dental Assistant Jobs in Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, VA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
3 days ago
Kool Smiles - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, 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....
4 days ago
Matrix Providers - Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, 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...
4 days ago
Medical Temporaries Inc - Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Dental Assistant or go to [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Dental Assistant About Us: Medical Temporaries is sincere in its efforts to provide quality...
6 days ago
Aspen Dental - Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
6 days ago
Goodove Oral Surgery - Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistant G G G G Oral Surgery Dental Assistant Goodove Oral Surgery Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 See More Results Description We are a busy Oral Surgery Practice - seeking seeking...
7 days ago
Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
is looking for a Dental Assistant to join our team....
7 days ago
ST, Healthcare - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, 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...
11 days ago
Wellpath - Suffolk, VA (11 miles from Portsmouth, 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...
13 days ago
Kool Smiles - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, 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,...
17 days ago
Wellpath - Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Our Dental Assistant provides required documentation of services to the Dentist or designee in order to monitor the provision of dental services....
18 days ago
Aspen Dental - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
18 days ago
Matrix Providers - South Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, 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...
19 days ago
Department of Defense - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, 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...
22 days ago
Aspen Dental - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
30+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Portsmouth, VA

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

$38,994

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Highest Education Level

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

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