Dental Assistant Jobs in Virginia

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
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
2 days ago
Springfield, VA
Dental assistant (springfield) compensation: negotiable. employment type: part-time(~32 hr/week) Small dental office seeking Dental assistant....
1 day ago
Aspen Dental - Midlothian, VA
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
1 day ago
Annandale, VA
We are looking for a Spanish bilingual dental assistant(Full or Part-time). Requirement: Spanish bilingual, x-ray certificate, great attitude and a strong work ethic. Please send your resume....
9 hours ago
Goodove Oral Surgery - Virginia Beach, 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 &...
Dental Care Alliance - Springfield, VA
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of VA 1+ year of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we dont just accept differences we celebrate them...
North Chesterfield, 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
Dental Care Alliance - Woodbridge, VA
Taheri Dental Group is currently hiring a full-time Dental Assistant to work at our offices located in Manassas & Woodbridge VA, 20109....
3 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - McLean, VA
Other duties as assigned Qualifications Required Skills: X-ray license in the state of VA 1+ year of experience working as a Dental Assistant At DCA we don't just accept differences - we celebrate them...
3 days ago
Tend - Arlington, VA
The dental assistant role Dental assistants at Tend Ballston Exchange are a key part of helping our patients look forward to the dentist....
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Warrenton, 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...
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Salem, 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...
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Salem, VA
Excellent communication and organizational skills Preferred Experience If required under the state dental practice act, dental assistant certification and/or x-ray certification Working knowledge of...
3 days ago
Pocahontas State Correctional - Tazewell, VA
Experience in four handed dentistry. Radiation Health and Safety Certification. Prefer proficient computer skills. Possesses current AHA CPR / BLS certification....
3 days ago
Aspen Dental - Newport News, VA
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Virginia

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

$43,301

Highest Education Level

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

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