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A dental assistant would often work chair-side with a qualified dentist as he or she examines and treats patients. They function in a variety of roles in the office, patient care, and dental laboratory. One of the main jobs is to make the patient comfortable as possible in the dental chair.

Dental Assistant - Charleston, IL


Posted April 27, 2017, Charleston, IL
More information about this job: Overview: Dental Assistant " DA/General Dental Assistant Become Part... of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Dental Assistant This position is more than just a job, its an opportunity to learn and grow with a terrific...

Expanded Function Dental Assistant - Clearwater, FL


Posted April 27, 2017, Clearwater, FL
More information about this job: Overview: Expanded Function Dental Assistant - Clearwater, FL Why join a Heartland... Assistant to support the clinical treatment care of our patients. As an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, you will play a large...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Rice Lake, WI
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing requirements...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, San Marcos, CA
courses and an opportunity to advance, Must have completed a dental assistant program or have equivalent work experience... care for its patients and a positive work place for its team members? Welcome to Western Dental Brident...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Hutchinson, KS
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run.../licensure as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Rice Lake, WI
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing requirements...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Portage, MI
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing requirements...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Chatfield, MN
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... certification/licensure as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Elkhorn, WI
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing requirements...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Plymouth, WI
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run.../licensure as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing...

Dental Office Assistant - Business Assistant - Willow Knolls


Posted April 27, 2017, Peoria, IL
More information about this job: Overview: Dental Office Assistant " Business Assistant Come Join our Successful Dental... Practice as an Office Assistant - Business Assistant A Heartland Dental supported office is looking for responsible, determined...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, New Lisbon, WI
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... Qualifications: * State certification/licensure as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any...

Dental Office Assistant - Business Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Memphis, TN
More information about this job: Overview: Dental Office Assistant " Business Assistant Come Join our Successful Dental... Practice as an Office Assistant - Business Assistant A Heartland Dental supported office is looking for responsible, determined...

Dental Assistant - Orlando, FL 32819


Posted April 27, 2017, Orlando, FL
More information about this job: Overview: Dental Assistant " DA/General Dental Assistant Become Part... of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Dental Assistant This position is more than just a job, its an opportunity to learn and grow with a terrific...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, New Glarus, WI
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing requirements One or more year...

Dental Office Assistant - Business Assistant - Albuquerque, NM


Posted April 27, 2017, Albuquerque, NM
More information about this job: Overview: Dental Office Assistant " Business Assistant Come Join our Successful Dental... Practice as an Office Assistant - Business Assistant A Heartland Dental supported office is looking for responsible, determined...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Oceanside, CA
courses and an opportunity to advance, Must have completed a dental assistant program or have equivalent work experience... care for its patients and a positive work place for its team members? Welcome to Western Dental Brident...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Riverside, CA
courses and an opportunity to advance, Must have completed a dental assistant program or have equivalent work experience... care for its patients and a positive work place for its team members? Welcome to Western Dental Brident...

Dental Assistant


Posted April 27, 2017, Belvidere, IL
Overview: As a Dental Assistant with Midwest Dental, you are a key contributor to making the dental practice run... as required to work as a Dental Assistant, active CPR and compliance with any other licensing or credentialing requirements...

Dental Office Assistant - Business Assistant- Harrisonburg


Posted April 27, 2017, Harrisonburg, VA
More information about this job: Overview: Dental Office Assistant " Business Assistant Come Join our Successful Dental... Practice as an Office Assistant - Business Assistant A Heartland Dental supported office is looking for responsible, determined...


Dental Assistant Jobs – The Roles And Responsibilities

They will help keep the patient’s mouth dry and clear with the use of suction devices until the dentist treats the patient. They should prepare the patient for treatment and help with sterilizing and disinfecting the instruments used to treat the patient. This read offers information on the job functions and responsibilities.

A dental assistant who works for a cosmetic dentist will have additional duties such as taking x-rays, processing x-ray films and preparing materials for impressions and restorations.

Most of the time, the assistant may have to help with office duties such as scheduling and confirming appointments on behalf of the patients, receiving patients, maintaining the dental records of such patients, sending bills, accepting payments, and ordering supplies and materials for the office. In fact, most people confuse the roles of a dental assistant and hygienist. A hygienist is licensed to perform various clinical treatments while an assistant is not authorized to treat any patient.

A professional dental assistant should work in a clean and well-lighted area. His or her work area is mostly near the chair. They should wear protective equipment such as gloves, eyewear, masks, and other protective clothing when performing their duties. This helps protect themselves as well as the patients from various infections. Since an assistant would usually deal with x-ray machines, they should wear the right protective equipment to minimize the exposure to radiation. Most of the time, an assistant has a 40-hour workweek which may include evening hours and Saturdays.

The majority of dental assistants get their training while working under a qualified dentist. Some of them would follow a program designed for dental assistants. A dentist would prefer a reliable individual who can work cordially with his/her patients when hiring a dental assistant. The Dental Assisting National Board conducts certification programs for dental assistants. These programs are recognized in more than 30 states in the United States.

The applicants should have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to follow these programs. A dental assistant could become a hygienist with the right type of education and training. Most assistants follow various programs in their fields to apply for highly skilled and higher paying jobs in the long run.

cleaning a patient's mouth
All full-time assistants employed by a private practitioner would receive paid vacation time. They also receive dental coverage most of the time. That’s why you need to apply for a post of a dentist’s assistant if you have the basic qualifications for it. It is a steppingstone for a highly skilled and better paying job in the long run.