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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Seattle, WA
About Us We are a one-doctor orthodontic practice in Capitol Hill and pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best possible experience. We are very proud of our Yelp reviews (check them...
9 hours ago
Kent, WA (18 miles from Seattle, WA)
Established General Dental Office is seeking a full time experienced Dental Assistant Ideal candidate is: experienced with all aspects general dentistry and chairside assisting including implants, endodontics...
9 hours ago
Bellevue, WA (5 miles from Seattle, WA)
Dental Assistant - Endodontic Office PT or FT Position: Dental Assistant(s) downtown Bellevue office (easy I-405/ 520 access) DAYS: 1-3 days a week Tuesday-Thursday Office is in professional building...
2 days ago
Seattle, WA
Dental Assistant or Sterilization Assistant Needed for Periodontal Office. Training in dentistry or completion of a dental assistant program is required. We are growing....
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Gentle Dental - Newcastle, WA (9 miles from Seattle, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable HPHRL...
Gentle Dental - Newcastle, WA (9 miles from Seattle, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable HPHRL...
Gentle Dental - Lynnwood, WA (13 miles from Seattle, WA)
At Gentle Dental, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
Gentle Dental - Seattle, WA
At Gentle Dental, our Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
Bothell, WA (11 miles from Seattle, WA)
Established General Dental Office is seeking a full time experienced Dental Assistant Ideal candidate is: experienced with all aspects general dentistry and chairside assisting including implants, endodontics...
4 hours ago
Sammamish, WA (13 miles from Seattle, WA)
Orthodontics on the Plateau is currently looking for a talented Orthodontic Assistant. At Orthodontics on the Plateau we look for people with the right attitude and train from there. You: You love...
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Kent, WA (18 miles from Seattle, WA)
Position for lead assistant at a general/family dental office Monday thru Thursday; 8-5:30. Experience required. Will assist in procedures, such as, implants, crown and bridge, dentures, ortho,...
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Gentle Dental - Mill Creek, WA (17 miles from Seattle, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Auburn, WA (21 miles from Seattle, WA)
We are looking for a Registered Dental Assistant seeking a full time position Desired Applicant Skills/Qualities: -R.D.A....
1 day ago
Seattle, WA
Our office on First Hill (Capitol Hill/Seattle) is looking to fill a full time Dental Assistant. The hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 4 pm....
9 hours ago
Mill Creek, WA (17 miles from Seattle, WA)
This is private practice focusing on restorative Family dentistry. We are looking for an experienced assistant. Hours are 8-5 Monday-Thursdays. No evenings or weekends. Fully digital office, very...
9 hours ago

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

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