Dental Assistant Jobs in Seattle, 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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Gentle Dental - Renton, WA (12 miles from Seattle, WA)
At Gentle Dental, our Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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2 days ago Gentle Dental
Neighborcare Health - Seattle, WA
assistant program High School Diploma or equivalent Have a current WA State dental assistant license/registration BLS Certification Preferred qualifications for this position include: 1 year of dental...
16 hours ago
Seattle Children's Hospital - Seattle, WA
Preferred: - Three (3) to Five (5) years prior Dental Assistant experience. - Dental Assistant experience in a pediatric setting. - Dental Assistant experience with patients with special health care...
20 hours ago
King County - Seattle, WA
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Current registration as a Dental Assistant in the State of Washington....
11 hours ago
King County - Seattle, WA
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Current registration as a Dental Assistant in the State of Washington....
11 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Maple Valley, WA (20 miles from Seattle, WA)
Overview Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
8 hours ago
HealthPoint - Tukwila, WA (4 miles from Seattle, WA)
Must have's you'll need to be successful: Certificate from accredited Dental Assistant program and/or 1 to 2 years of related dental experience....
13 hours ago
Confidential - Kirkland, WA (9 miles from Seattle, WA)
Job Title: Dental Assistant Job Description: Established general dentistry office located in Kirkland (Totem Lake area) looking for a dental assistant who is highly motivated, dependable and a good...
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5 hours ago
Heartland Dental - Kenmore, WA (10 miles from Seattle, WA)
The ideal Dental Assistant candidate should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a superior knowledge of dentistry and dental terminology, a friendly, outgoing demeanor and excellent...
13 hours ago
Smile Brands - Federal Way, WA (21 miles from Seattle, WA)
Weve got the ideal job for you at the Bright Now Dental office in Federal Way, WA Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant Youll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs...
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Federal Way, WA (21 miles from Seattle, WA)
We've got the ideal job for you at the Bright Now Dental office in Federal Way, WA Your Role as a Registered Dental Assistant You'll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside GPs...
17 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Seattle, WA
At Gentle Dental, our Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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3 days ago Gentle Dental
Smile Brands - Maple Valley, WA (20 miles from Seattle, 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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3 days ago Smile Brands
Gentle Dental - Seattle, WA
At Gentle Dental, our Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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3 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Redmond, WA (10 miles from Seattle, WA)
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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Introduction to Dental Medicine
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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Seattle, WA

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

$43,737

Highest Education Level

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

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