Dental Assistant Jobs in Yelm, 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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Willamette Dental - Lacey, WA (18 miles from Yelm, 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....
1 day ago
Puyallup, WA (24 miles from Yelm, WA)
Must know how to do the following: -Basic General Dentistry skills - Place a rubber dam - Make temp crowns and bridges - Take x-rays - Take impressions - Pour up models Hours: Wednesday 7-2 Thursday...
1 day ago
Lacey, WA (18 miles from Yelm, WA)
RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE AMAZING ASSISTANT! Great pay with benefits, great doctors, great opportunity for the right person! Opportunity to learn and advance only one position available so apply...
17 hours ago
Willamette Dental - Lacey, WA (18 miles from Yelm, 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....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Puyallup, WA (24 miles from Yelm, WA)
Certification Bilingual Spanish Expanded Functions Certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) when applicable RDA456...
Willamette Dental - Puyallup, WA (24 miles from Yelm, 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....
4 days ago
Willamette Dental - Puyallup, WA (24 miles from Yelm, WA)
To learn more about how Willamette Dental Group is keeping our employees safe, please visit Willamette Dental Group encourages Dental Assistant externships in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho....
7 days ago
Willamette Dental - Lakewood, WA (23 miles from Yelm, WA)
Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certificate, required or willing to obtain. Washington Active Dental Assistant Registration at hire....
10 days ago
Heartland Dental - Tumwater, WA (19 miles from Yelm, 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...
12 days ago
Puyallup Tribal Health Authority - Puyallup, WA (24 miles from Yelm, WA)
Requirements Graduate from a Dental Assistant Program. Three (3) years' general dental assistant job experience....
13 days ago
Just For Kids Dentistry - Puyallup, WA (24 miles from Yelm, WA)
Pediatric dental office looking for a Registered Dental Assistant, with a minimum of 6 months dental experience, who is enthusiastic, reliable and has good behavior management skills....
Puyallup, WA (24 miles from Yelm, WA)
Mon-Thur 8-30-5, Fri 730-3, One Sat a month 730-4 $18-$28/hour Benefits include union membership, 401K, Medical insurance. Job duties include full chairside, sterilization, xrays etc. Software...
14 days ago
Olympia, WA (19 miles from Yelm, WA)
Job Responsibilities: - Assisting a dentist - Taking x-rays (digital) - Patient Education Job Requirements: - Registered Dental Assistant License (WA state) - CPR Certification - Covid-19 Vaccination...
18 days ago
Neighborcare Health - Olympia, WA (19 miles from Yelm, WA)
polish, and oral hygiene instruction, take digital x-rays, take and pour impressions Perform routine equipment maintenance as assigned, schedule appointments for patients in the Practice Management...
24 days ago
Olympia, WA (19 miles from Yelm, WA)
Hard working employees valued and rewarded 6 Employees Software and Xray brands used are Dentrix and Dexis, digital practice with Itero Office is growing and in need of a solid dental assistant...
29 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Yelm, WA

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

$43,766

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Highest Education Level

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

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