Dental Assistant Jobs in Lacey, 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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DECA Dental Group - University Place, WA (22 miles from Lacey, WA)
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice...
Olympia, WA (4 miles from Lacey, WA)
Modern General Practice in Olympia looking for an Experienced Dental Assistant 1- 2 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays). Implant Surgical experience is highly favorable....
9 hours ago
Willamette Dental Group - Lacey, 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....
5 hours ago
Tacoma, WA (22 miles from Lacey, WA)
Job duties include x-rays, chairside, prophy's, communicate with patients. Software used is Dentrix/Shick. Total number of employees is 5 with the longest tenured at 21 years....
1 hour ago
Smile Brands - Tacoma, WA (22 miles from Lacey, WA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA (4 miles from Lacey, WA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Gig Harbor, WA (24 miles from Lacey, WA)
Now is the time to join Olympic Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. You will have opportunities to learn new skills from our team of experienced professionals. If you're ready to take your career...
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA (4 miles from Lacey, WA)
Endodontic Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA (4 miles from Lacey, WA)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - University Place, WA (22 miles from Lacey, WA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Tacoma, WA (22 miles from Lacey, WA)
Oral Surgery Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening...
4 days ago
Willamette Dental - Tacoma, WA (22 miles from Lacey, WA)
To learn more about how Willamette Dental Group is keeping our employees safe, please visit Willamette Dental Group encourages Dental Assistant externships in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho....
4 days ago
Centralia, WA (21 miles from Lacey, WA)
We are looking for a motivated, dependable individual, with a fantastic personality to fill our full time dental assistant position 4 days a week....
5 days ago
Olympia, WA (4 miles from Lacey, WA)
One year minimum experience is preferred. Poisition is promotable to Lead Assistant. We offer medical, dental,vision, and bonus as benefits. We are a digital full service family office. We work 4...
5 days ago
Lacey, WA
We are looking for a motivated, dependable individual, with a fantastic personality to fill our full time dental assistant position 4 days a week....
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Lacey, WA

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

$43,766

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Highest Education Level

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

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