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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Olympia, 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 (4 miles from Olympia, 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....
4 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA
Endodontic Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, 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
Centralia, WA (16 miles from Olympia, 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
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 (4 miles from Olympia, 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
Lacey, WA (4 miles from Olympia, WA)
RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE AMAZING ASSISTANT! Great pay with benefits, great doctors, great opportunity for the right person! Opportunity to learn and advance only one position available so apply...
6 days ago
Willamette Dental - Lacey, WA (4 miles from Olympia, 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
Willamette Dental - Lacey, WA (4 miles from Olympia, 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
Centralia, WA (16 miles from Olympia, WA)
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14 days ago
Willamette Dental - Lakewood, WA (24 miles from Olympia, WA)
Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certificate, required or willing to obtain. Washington Active Dental Assistant Registration at hire....
16 days ago
Heartland Dental - Tumwater, WA
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...
17 days ago
Shelton, WA (22 miles from Olympia, WA)
Join our team and help us provide excellent care to our long-standing patients. A Dental Assisting position is available for full-time in a private dental office, with experience in all aspects of...
20 days ago

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

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