Dental Assistant Jobs in Yakima, 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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Yakima, WA
Bauer Family Dental is seeking a Registered Dental Assistant!...
14 days ago
Yakima, WA
Kezeles office is looking for an experienced Dental Assistant. Work experience or training at Dental Assisting school required to apply....
15 days ago
Yakima, WA
Our dental team has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced Registered Dental Assistant. Ideal team member will be positive, self-motivated, organized and able to multi-task....
26 days ago
Aspen Dental - Yakima, WA
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
26 days ago
Yakima, WA
Looking for a self motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Please bring a resume to 1014 S. 40th Avenue, ask for Katrina or JD....
28 days ago
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic - Yakima, WA
patients as well as clinic staff What you'll do: Work when needed during clinic hours Greet patients and prepare them for treatment Assist dentists chairside with procedures Provide teeth cleaning, X-rays...
45+ days ago
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic - Yakima, WA
Experience: Experience as a dental assistant preferred. Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registration as a Dental Assistant. All employees, CPR certification within 3 months of employment....
60+ days ago
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic - Yakima, WA
Experience: Experience as a dental assistant preferred. Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registration as a Dental Assistant. All employees, CPR certification within 3 months of employment....
60+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Yakima, WA

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

$38,267

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Highest Education Level

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

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