Browse available Dental Assistant Jobs. This person is compulsory in any professional dentists’ office. A dental assistant is the individual who aids, assists and manages dental procedures liaising the dentist. There are numerous other management and organizational functions which an individual in this position is expected to do while on the job. The designated person is expected to provide proper care and medical aid during dental procedures in absence of a dentist. Thus, a dental assistant is supposed to assist from both medical and managerial aspects working closely with a dentist and other management staff. Being a dental assistant is not an easy task to do by any means but it is quite a lucrative job opportunity which is very much in-demand.
A dental assistant is a compulsory presence who has more direct contact with customers or patients than a dentist himself. He is the one who does most of the talking and gives more than just a lending hand in the state of affairs. They are also responsible for comfort and convenience of a patient throughout the process.
A typical dental procedure includes catering to the patient’s pre-procedural formalities, prepping equipment for the technique, the dental operation itself, post-operation diagnostics, medication and feedback. A dental assistant is supposed to coordinate and regulate every single aspect of this whole process to the convenience and satisfaction of the customer.
Healthcare is among the most booming industrial sectors. And with dentistry catering to both health and cosmetic operations, dental assistant job sector is projected to grow more than 25% over the upcoming years. This is turning out to be one of the hottest upcoming job sectors over the years. There are other aspects to this which are expected of a dental assistant. The most important aspects are of management and customer service to a certain extent. To assist a dentist is to leave him with the minimum responsibilities other than the procedures themselves. There are many job placements for a dental assistant other than providing support to a dentist at their offices, private care centers or physicians’ clinics. Dental assistants are employed by insurance agencies, specialty hospitals and state or federal agencies for their expertise and knowledge in the field.
A conclusive list of duties and responsibilities other than dentistry which are expected of a dental assistant are as follows:
Among the fundamental duties assigned to a dental assistant relating to dentistry are:
To become a dental assistant, an individual can participate in vocational courses provided by over 200 community colleges and similar educational institutions throughout the country post-high school. Completion of the course is to be followed by either participation in the DANB exams or in an on-job-training as a CDA intern under a dentist for at least 2 years. Upon completing either of these, the individual becomes a CDA.
The industry-specific designation is - certified dental assistant (CDA). To be a CDA in USA, an individual has to complete vocational training courses which are acknowledged by The Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. After completing a course which might extend for 1 or even 2 years, an individual then has to appear for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) examinations. They might also take at least 2 years of on-job-training instead to become a licensed and certified CDA.
The average median salary for a CDA comes in at around $35,000 per annum. The highest earning group is the one which strangely work outside the dentists’ office taking in $48,000. Insurance carriers, specialty healthcare institutions, facility aid services and other government run agencies are the ones who give off the highest pay-scales. With the least paid margin being around $25,000, the most important criterion to the pay-scale of dental assistant has much to do with the experience and skills.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Salt Lake City, UT
May approve brief periods of leave, provide training to staff dental assistants, students and/or trainees; may recommend special advancements and promotions, disciplinary actions, etc...
Full Time Standard Employment $45,056-$58,570 per year Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
The CSI Companies | Denver, CO
_*The CSI Companies is a staffing and recruiting agency. A certificate of compliance with the required radiation safety examination issued by the State Board of...
one year experience
Ultimate | Fullerton, CA
BILINGUAL DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR AN IMMEDIATE START Amazing opportunity with a Large Company in Fullerton!!!!! Under the direct supervision of the...
Entry Level 6 months experience
Midwest Dental | Plymouth, WI
As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run efficiently by being a team player and working together for great patient outcomes. As a member o...
Management & Training Corporation | Chicago, IL
Reports to the manager, wellness with supervision of the dentist. Prepares patients for examination and treatment in compliance with government and management directives...
Part Time High School Diploma Required
American Dental Partners, Inc. | The Woodlands, TX
Current dental assistant license is required in certain states. Properly take, develop and mount all radiographs. One year certified dental assistant program; Demonstrate cost effective techniques whe...
High School Diploma Six months on-the-job experience
Northwell Health | Glen Cove, NY 11542
Current sterile processing certification (CRCST or CSPD), required. Maintains equipment, supplies and overall clinical facility as outlined in departmental policies and procedures. Must complete ten (...
High School Diploma or equivalent
Smilebuilderz | Lancaster, PA
PA Radiology certification (required). Perform all dental assisting duties within Pennsylvania state law. Skill is using digital practice management software (including but not limited to digital x-ra...
Full Time High School Diploma or equivalent Experienced
Clinica Sierra Vista | Lamont, CA 93241
Will fill in as Dental Receptionist to answer telephone calls, route and assist incoming patients and any other tasks as designated by the Dental Director. The contractor will not discharge or in any ...
High School or better Temporary Employment Contract Employee
MB2 Dental Solutions | Bryan, TX 77802
Standards under the direction and guidance of a licensed orthodontist. Completes annual education and/or licensing requirements, if applicable. Orthodontic treatment rooms and other clinical support a...
Travel Required 1 year experience PRN
SmileDirectClub | New York, NY
Self-motivated and independent, but also able to accept instruction. Certified or Registered Dental Assistant, or experience working in a dental office. Fun, yet professional and eager to succeed. Wat...
Full Time Experienced
Tebo Dental Group | Dacula, GA 30019
Registered or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) licensure, according to state guidelines and limitations / Expanded Duty Certification is required for the Dental Assistant position. Uphold our mission ...
Experienced Travel Required
West Chester Dental Arts | West Chester, PA 19380
We are a thriving Chester County Practice looking for an EFDA and a highly. Experienced dental assistant...
Full Time Experienced one year experience
Wayzata Dental (Dr. Jason McDowell) | Wayzata, MN 55391
Must be certified in dental assisting, x-rays and CPR. We need an experienced certified dental assistant, who is also skilled in patient relations to help with administrative duties. Please apply to t...
ImmediaDent | Cincinnati, OH
Current EFDA Certification as per Ohio State Dental Board. Current Radiology Licensure as per Ohio State Dental Board. Current CPR Certification required. Our Patients Need You!...
Full Time High School Diploma or equivalent required (3) year experience Work 3 days a week
Naphcare, Inc. | Columbus, OH
The successful candidate, in addition to having a High School Diploma or GED certificate, will hold and maintain the proper training and unrestricted certification as a Dental Assistant, with 1 year o...
Full Time High School Diploma or GED 1 year experience
North American Dental Group | Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Dental Assisting Certification or state required education Radiography/X-RAY certification for respective state is required Ability to work in a fast-paced environment possessing excellent interperson...
Michele@cincinnatioralsurgery.com | Cincinnati, OH 45243
We are looking for a friendly, dependable, and quick to learn professional person to assist oral surgeons. Must be willing to travel between locations, Anderson, Madeira and White Oak. This is a full ...
Full Time Travel Required
New York University | New York, NY
Serve as clinic receptionist and clinic cashier. Certification as a Dental Assistant. May assist with training and reviewing work of student and/or casual employees. Knowledge of four-handed chairside...
High School diploma or equivalent or Graduate Degree Casual Employee 1-2 years experience
DentalOne Partners | Akron, OH
Ability to become certified Experience in a professional environment with direct patient contact preferred Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation preferred Current certification to mon...
High School Diploma Travel Required