Dental Assistant Jobs in Bellingham, 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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Bellingham, WA
Busy general dentist office is looking for a registered or certified dental assistant to join our team! We will train on the job if you have little to no previous experience....
10 hours ago
Anacortes, WA (17 miles from Bellingham, WA)
Our office has a full-time position dental assistant position available. We are looking for a friendly, professional assistant that enjoys working with people....
3 days ago
Bellingham, WA
Our office is looking for a detail oriented and quality driven dental assistant for our established family dental practice....
4 days ago
Anacortes, WA (17 miles from Bellingham, WA)
4 days ago
Ferndale, WA (8 miles from Bellingham, WA)
Experience with Eaglesoft software or dental software, ability to take digital x-rays, and intra oral photos 5....
5 days ago
Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Bay Dental is expanding and looking for a professional, compassionate and caring Registered Dental Assistant to join our team, where pride in our work and quality of the patients experience...
6 days ago
Bellingham, WA
Have experience as a dental assistant? Like your summers off? Southside Dental Care is looking for an assistant who doesn't mind having Memorial Day through Labor Day off....
6 days ago
Anacortes, WA (17 miles from Bellingham, WA)
We are in search of a full-time registered dental assistant to round out our team....
6 days ago
Willamette Dental - Bellingham, WA
Work under the supervision of a dentist, and perform all aspects of four-handed dentistry and dental assisting duties, within the scope outlined by the state's dental practice act....
7 days ago
Northwest Detnal - Bellingham, WA
Part Time Dental Assistant: 25-30 Hours/Week Looking for an energetic, motivated dental assistant to join our team in Whatcom County....
Bellingham, WA
We are looking for a dental assistant who is registered or certified and has completed an accredited dental assistant program. 1 year of experience is preferred as well as working knowledge of Dentrix...
13 days ago
Bellingham, WA
Evergreen Dentistry is looking for a full-time dental assistant. Experience preferred, but we are willing to train the right person....
15 days ago
Bellingham, WA
We are an established, busy dental practice with a commitment to excellent patient care seeking a qualified, compassionate professional to join our team. Duties include chairside assistant with...
17 days ago
Anacortes, WA (17 miles from Bellingham, WA)
Must ENJOY children and be willing to register as dental assistant with WA state. Full and part time positions available. We will train the right person....
21 days ago
Bellingham, WA
Evergreen Dentistry is looking for a dental assistant to join our small friendly team. Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 5:00. No weekends or evenings, ever....
22 days ago

Demographic Data for Bellingham, WA

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Bellingham, WA

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Highest Education Level

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

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