Dental Assistant Jobs in Richland, 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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Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
Registered Dental Assistant needed at a busy dental office with a great team and doctor....
1 day ago
Smile Brands - Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
Your Role as a Lead Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs and other Specialty Clinicians dedicated to serving patients....
3 days ago
Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
We're looking for a friendly, motivated and (preferably) experienced Dental Assistant to join our growing team in our brand new clinic! This position is part time. Dentist Dr....
5 days ago
Shannon Dental Health Center - Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
and vision.The ideal candidate will have experience as an RDA or EFDA and be responsible for:* Preparing patients for oral examination and assisting the Doctor in providing treatment* All aspects of chairside...
7 days ago
Shannon Dental Health Center - Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
The ideal candidate will have experience as an RDA or EFDA and be responsible for: Preparing patients for oral examination and assisting the Doctor in providing treatment All aspects of chairside assisting...
Shannon Dental Health Center - Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
The ideal candidate will have experience as an RDA or EFDA and be responsible for: Preparing patients for oral examination and assisting the Doctor in providing treatment All aspects of chairside assisting...
Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
Looking for an experienced dental assistant. Job would start out as part time for Fridays and move to more hours if desired....
18 days ago
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic - Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
Experience: Experience as a dental assistant preferred. Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registration as a Dental Assistant. All employees, CPR certification within 3 months of employment....
30+ days ago
Tri-Cities Community Health - Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
The Dental Assistant provides chairside assistance to dentists and provides direct patient care as it relates to dentistry....
45+ days ago
Aspen Dental - Kennewick, WA (6 miles from Richland, WA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Richland, WA

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

$38,014

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Highest Education Level

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

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