Dental Assistant Jobs in Washington

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
Searching for an experienced chairside restorative dental assistant to join our team. Must be organized, reliable and fun to work with. Might be willing to train the right person....
2 days ago
Smile Brands - Bellevue, 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....
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16 hours ago Smile Brands
Seattle, WA
We need a fabulous, team-oriented dental assistant to join our long term team! We are growing!...
20 hours ago
Northwest Hospital - Seattle, WA
One year of additional dental assistant experience may substitute for required education. Registration with the State of Washington as a Dental Assistant....
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Marysville, WA
At Gentle Dental, our Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
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1 day ago Gentle Dental
Seattle, WA
Do you want to be a part of an exciting, fun, energetic and growing orthodontic practice? We are a great team, we have fantastic patients, a fun office atmosphere, and we are growing! Seeking: A...
13 hours ago
Everett, WA
Must be a WA state registered dental assistant who is willing to submit a background check....
13 hours ago
Olympia, WA
Dental Assistant - Olympia/Lacey Looking for a team oriented dental assistant for our Olympia office. 3-4 days week, flexible schedule Dentrix software and Dexis X-rays...
13 hours ago
Vancouver, WA
Our dental assistant staff member should be able to partner with us to create this experience....
1 day ago
Longview, WA
Our dental assistant staff member should be able to partner with us to create this experience....
23 hours ago
Seattle, WA
Education Required: RDA (registered dental assistant) CPR/BLS Please submit your resume, and check out our website!
23 hours ago
Kirkland, WA
Registered Dental Assistant Come Join our Fun Family practice in Kirkland. We are in need of a Registered Dental Assistant to join our well-established dental practice....
23 hours ago
Ideal Dental - Milton, WA
General dentistry and various specialties merge under one roof to provide the ultimate guest experience. Who Are We Looking For?...
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1 day ago Ideal Dental
Pacific Dental Services - Tukwila, WA
Overview Registered Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties....
1 day ago
Mar Incorporated - Vancouver, WA
We are recruiting for the following position(s):v Dental Assistant I - Posting #21544 Position Summary: On-Call Dental Assistant position available for our 88th St Vancouver Dental Department....
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Dental Assistant Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice
Discover the core principles of dental radiography and X-ray exposure

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your...

Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support
Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives...

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Washington

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


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Washington offer the following education background
  • Vocational or Certification (29.4%)
  • High School or GED (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.1%)
  • Some College (3.3%)
  • Master's Degree (2.1%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Washington
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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