Dental Assistant Jobs in Olympia, 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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Advantage Dental - Rainier, WA (14 miles from Olympia, WA)
Minimum of 2 years experience as a dental assistant....
16 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Lakewood, WA (24 miles from Olympia, WA)
Gentle Dental is searching for a full-time Dental Assistant for our Lakewood, WA practice! At Gentle Dental, our Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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4 days ago Gentle Dental
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Tacoma, WA (24 miles from Olympia, WA)
Candidates with no formal training must have a minimum of 1 year work experience in a Dental Assistant As a Dental Assistant II, a minimum of 6 months work experience is required....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Olympia, WA
We are recruiting for the following position(s): Position Summary: On-Call Dental Assistant position available for our Dental Department in Olympia....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Tumwater, WA
Qualifications and/or Requirements: Must be a registered Dental Assistant with the State of Washington. Must have basic life support (BLS) certification....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Rochester, WA (18 miles from Olympia, WA)
As a Dental Assistant II, applicant must have completed a formal Dental Assistant program at a College, Technical Institute or equivalent. A minimum of 6 months of work experience is required....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Tacoma, WA (24 miles from Olympia, WA)
We are recruiting for the following position(s): Position Summary: On-Call Dental Assistant position available for our Tacoma Dental Clinic located on Cedar St....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Tacoma, WA (24 miles from Olympia, WA)
As a Dental Assistant III applicant must be knowledgeable of the proper sterilization methods and OSHA regulations including QI....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Lacey, WA (4 miles from Olympia, WA)
We are recruiting for the following position(s): Dental Assistant I, II or III - Posting #20056 Position Summary: Full-time Dental Assistant available for our Lacey Dental Clinic....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Lacey, WA (4 miles from Olympia, WA)
We are recruiting for the following position(s): Dental Assistant I - Posting #19633 Position Summary: On-call Dental Assistant position available for our dental clinic in Lacey....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Yelm, WA (19 miles from Olympia, WA)
We are recruiting for the following position(s): Position Summary: Full-time Dental Assistant position available for our Dental Department in Yelm....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Olympia, WA
We are recruiting for the following position(s): Dental Assistant I, II or III - Posting #19430 Position Summary: Full-time Dental Assistant position available for our Olympia Dental Clinic....
5 days ago
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Rochester, WA (18 miles from Olympia, WA)
The Dental Assistant will assist providers in the delivery of dental care....
5 days ago
Smile Brands - Lakewood, WA (24 miles from Olympia, 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....
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5 days ago Smile Brands
Gentle Dental - Lakewood, WA (24 miles from Olympia, WA)
Gentle Dental is searching for a full-time Dental Assistant for our Lakewood, WA practice! At Gentle Dental, our Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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5 days ago Gentle Dental

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Olympia, WA

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

$43,766

Highest Education Level

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

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