Dental Assistant Jobs in Aberdeen, WA

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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Sea Mar Community Care Center - Ocean Shores, WA (14 miles from Aberdeen, WA)
Dental Assistant I Sea Mar Community Health Centers Dental Assistant I Program Services-Delivery - Ocean Shores, WA - Part Time Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center...
6 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Aberdeen, WA
Qualifications and/or Requirements: Must be a registered Dental Assistant with the State of Washington. Must have basic life support (BLS) certification....
6 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Ocean Shores, WA (14 miles from Aberdeen, WA)
Employees with no formal training must have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a Dental Assistant position....
13 days ago

Demographic Data for Aberdeen, WA

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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Administrative Dental Assistant

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental...


Clinical Dental Assistant

When you become a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a career that is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. Caring dental assistants truly make a difference with clients, providing comfort and...


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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Aberdeen, WA

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

$42,370

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Aberdeen, WA offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • 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 Aberdeen, WA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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