Dental Assistant Jobs in Richmond, 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 - Midlothian, VA (11 miles from Richmond, VA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
1 day ago
North Chesterfield, VA (6 miles from Richmond, VA)
assistant Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods Understanding of health & safety regulations Ability to perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing is a plus Good...
3 days ago
Richmond Public Schools - Richmond, VA
Career and Technical Instructor - Dental Assistant (part-time) Job Description Primary LocationAdult Education Richmond Technical Center Salary Range$30.55 - $30.55 / Per Hour Shift TypePart-Time...
7 days ago
Faryl K.Hart,DDS - Henrico, VA (12 miles from Richmond, VA)
_Sign-on BONUS!! Dental hygienist needed 2-3 days per week for a small but busy practice in the Lakeside area of Richmond. The hours are 8am-5:pm.Ideally, the days would be Tuesday and Wednesday...
13 days ago
Light Wave Dental Management Llc - Henrico, VA (12 miles from Richmond, VA)
Take complete records including, digital scans, diagnostic x-rays and photos. Educate patients on oral healthcare of braces, aligners and/or their appliances....
14 days ago
Mechanicsville, VA (15 miles from Richmond, VA)
Looking for part time dental assistant to work 2-3 days a week. This is a small, solo doctor practice with a small team so a team player is key! One year experience is preferred....
14 days ago
Light Wave Dental Management Llc - Colonial Heights, VA (21 miles from Richmond, VA)
and organizational skills Computer literacy Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills Professional appearance and manner Ability to lift 15-20 lbs Job Specifications: HS Diploma or GED X-Ray...
16 days ago
Heartland Dental - Midlothian, VA (11 miles from Richmond, VA)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
17 days ago
Quadrant - Richmond, VA
children Must be DC certified Must be X-ray Certified Placing and removing braces DUTIES: The Orthodontic/Dental Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to the following: Orthodontics Assisting...
19 days ago
Quadrant - Henrico, VA (12 miles from Richmond, VA)
with working with EMR Must have strong verbal and written communication skills Experience working on patient under IV sedation preferred X-ray certified in Virgina highly preferred Familiar with extractions...
20 days ago
Colonial Heights, VA (21 miles from Richmond, VA)
Looking for an experienced dental assistant for a busy dental practice at Colonial Heights. We prefer experienced but willing to train the appropriate candidate. Great benefit and pay....
20 days ago
Richmond, VA
Are you ready to grow professionally in the Dental Assistant field? Have you ever thought of being an elite Prosthodontic Dental Assistant?...
24 days ago
Corizon Health - Colonial Heights, VA (21 miles from Richmond, VA)
Dental assistant experience preferred. Must have current CPR certification. Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements....
26 days ago
Bon Secours Health System Incorporated - Richmond, VA
DENTAL ASST APPLY NOW Share job Email (Opens in New Window) Facebook (Opens in New Window) Twitter (Opens in New Window) LinkedIn (Opens in New Window) Requisition R100866 Market Richmond,...
27 days ago
Heartland Dental - Glen Allen, VA (6 miles from Richmond, VA)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
28 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Richmond, VA

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

$37,956

Highest Education Level

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

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