Dental Assistant Jobs in Tacoma, 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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Kent, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, 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...
19 hours ago
Willamette Dental - Puyallup, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, 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....
2 days ago
Gentle Dental - Newcastle, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable HPHRL...
Gentle Dental - Newcastle, WA (21 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable HPHRL...
Kent, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, 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,...
10 hours ago
Willamette Dental Group - Lacey, WA (22 miles from Tacoma, 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....
14 hours ago
DECA Dental Group - University Place, WA
Active Registered Dental Assistant License Current CPR certification Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience as an RDA in a dental practice...
Auburn, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are looking for a Registered Dental Assistant seeking a full time position Desired Applicant Skills/Qualities: -R.D.A....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Gig Harbor, WA (15 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
4 hours ago
Tacoma, WA
Job duties include x-rays, chairside, prophy's, communicate with patients. Software used is Dentrix/Shick. Total number of employees is 5 with the longest tenured at 21 years....
10 hours ago
Auburn, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Mon-Wed 7:30-5, Thur & Fri 7:30-2:30 Work 17 day a month, Mon-Thur then Tue-Fri. $22-$27/hour Benefits include Vacation, Dental, Sick, 401K Job duties include, chairside with expanded duties. NOT...
10 hours ago
Smile Brands - Tacoma, 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....
DECA Dental Group - Milton, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
* Active Registered Dental Assistant License * Current CPR certification * Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RDA in a dental practice...
4 days ago
Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Assistant duties: clean and set up rooms, sterilization, assist the doctor chairside, take x-rays and some lab work. We are open 7:30am - 7:30pm M-F and Saturday mornings 7:30-1:30pm....
4 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - Federal Way, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, 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...
5 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Tacoma, WA

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

$43,737

Highest Education Level

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

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