Dental Assistant Jobs in Vancouver, 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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Gresham, OR (19 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Smile Designers, a premier dental clinic in Gresham Oregon, has an available position open for a EFDA dental assistant. Cerec experience and Dentrix trained will have preference....
10 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Vancouver, WA
Required Qualifications Certificate from an Accredited Dental Assisting Program Valid health care provider CPR/BLS Certificate X-Ray Certification Customer service mindset Must be able to travel to...
Gentle Dental - Portland, OR (13 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Required Qualifications: Certificate from an Accredited Dental Assisting Program CPR/BLS Certificate Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay: Experience X-Ray Certification Expanded Functions Bilingual...
Gentle Dental - Tigard, OR (17 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) accreditation Schedule: This is a full-time opportunity Benefits Include: Paid Time Off Paid Holidays In house CEs and training...
Tualatin, OR (23 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Specialty Endodontic practice has full time dental assistant position available....
2 days ago
Gentle Dental - Vancouver, WA
Certification Expanded Functions Bilingual Spanish Schedule: Full-time Benefits Full suite of benefits (Dental, Medical, Vision, Life) PTO 401K Continuing Education Paid Holidays Referral Bonuses (...
Providence Health & Services - Portland, OR (13 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Dental Assistant- Providence Child Center *$2,000 Hiring Bonus* Portland, Oregon Description: Providence is calling a Dental Assistant EFDA - Dental Clinic (0.8 FTE, Days) to Providence Child Center...
15 hours ago
Willamette Dental Group - Happy Valley, OR (21 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification is preferred and may be required for certain positions....
18 hours ago
Gresham, OR (19 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Smile Designers, a premier dental clinic in Gresham Oregon has an available position open for a Sterilization assistant. The Sterilization assistant will be responsible for all room turn overs and...
6 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Battle Ground, WA (13 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Required Qualifications: Certificate from an Accredited Dental Assisting Program CPR/BLS Certificate Qualifications that Increase Starting Pay: Experience X-Ray Certification Expanded Functions Bilingual...
Portland, OR (13 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Our wonderful family oriented dental practice in looking for an experienced EFDA with x-ray certification....
3 days ago
Gentle Dental - Beaverton, OR (14 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) accreditation RDA456...
Sea Mar Community Health Centers - Vancouver, WA
Requirements and/or Experience: Must be a registered Dental Assistant with the State of Washington. Must have basic life support (BLS) certification....
3 days ago
Heartland Dental - Happy Valley, OR (21 miles from Vancouver, 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...
3 days ago
Aspen Dental - Clackamas, OR (21 miles from Vancouver, WA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
4 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Vancouver, WA

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

$43,524

Highest Education Level

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

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