Dental Assistant Jobs in Puyallup, 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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Renton, WA (18 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Full Time Dental Assistant We are growing!! If you are looking for an excellent team to work with, you have found it....
1 day ago
Willamette Dental - Kent, WA (12 miles from Puyallup, 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....
1 day ago
Renton, WA (18 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Dentrix experience is nice but not required....
15 hours ago
Chorak Orthodontics - Renton, WA (18 miles from Puyallup, WA)
of instruments and work area Fabricating retainers Communicate and work alongside dental staff to provide the patient with high level of care Requirements/Competencies Current State of Washington Dental...
Puyallup, WA
Must know how to do the following: -Basic General Dentistry skills - Place a rubber dam - Make temp crowns and bridges - Take x-rays - Take impressions - Pour up models Hours: Wednesday 7-2 Thursday...
1 day ago
Milton, WA (3 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Growing dental practice seeking talented and motivated Lead Dental Assistant! Why us? As a company we strive to provide top-notch care not only to our patients but also our employees....
1 day ago
Renton, WA (18 miles from Puyallup, WA)
We're looking for a Full-Time RDA to join our team. We're a well-established and growing high-tech general dental office in Renton looking for the right person to join our work family. If you love...
10 hours ago
A Kids Place Dentistry for Children - Renton, WA (23 miles from Puyallup, WA)
As a dental assistant you will work with the dentist and your team to promote good dental and general health through education, patient interaction, planning and support....
Tacoma, WA (6 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Mon-Fri 8-5 $16-20/hour Job duties include traditional Pedo and Hygiene assisting. Benefits include medical and PTO. Software used is Denticon/Dexis. 8 total employees with the longest tenure at 3...
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Puyallup, WA
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Gentle Dental - Renton, WA (18 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Willamette Dental - Puyallup, 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 days ago
Gentle Dental - Newcastle, WA (21 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable Our offices are adhering to the current COVID-19 state mandates that require all employees...
Chorak Orthodontics - Renton, WA (18 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Assistant Registration* Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients, parents, doctors and staff, in person and on the telephone* Ability to work on multiple projects at onceIf ANY of this...
5 days ago
Smile Brands - Tacoma, WA (6 miles from Puyallup, WA)
Your Role as a Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Puyallup, WA

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

$43,737

Highest Education Level

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

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