Dental Assistant Jobs in Rochester, 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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Willamette Dental Group - Lacey, WA (22 miles from Rochester, 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
Olympia, WA (18 miles from Rochester, 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....
10 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA (18 miles from Rochester, WA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA (18 miles from Rochester, WA)
Endodontic Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Olympia, WA (18 miles from Rochester, 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 (9 miles from Rochester, 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 (18 miles from Rochester, 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 (22 miles from Rochester, 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 (22 miles from Rochester, 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 (22 miles from Rochester, 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 (22 miles from Rochester, 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 (9 miles from Rochester, WA)
Write I am a dental assistant in the subject line without quotes....
14 days ago
Heartland Dental - Tumwater, WA (18 miles from Rochester, 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
Satsop, WA (20 miles from Rochester, WA)
Applicants must be a registered dental assistant through the Washington Department of Health....
21 days ago
Olympia, WA (18 miles from Rochester, WA)
Job Responsibilities: - Assisting a dentist - Taking x-rays (digital) - Patient Education Job Requirements: - Registered Dental Assistant License (WA state) - CPR Certification - Covid-19 Vaccination...
24 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Rochester, WA

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

$43,766

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Highest Education Level

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

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