How much does a Dental Assistant make in the United States? The average Dental Assistant salary in the United States is $39,703 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $35,213 and $44,058. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Dental Assistant assists with dental surgical and other procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist. Prepares patient and arranges instruments and supplies used for procedures. Being a Dental Assistant hands instruments to the dentist and helps during treatment. Ensures all instruments are sterile and follows infection control protocols. Additionally, Dental Assistant records treatment notes and updates patient records. May take and process x-rays. May require an associate degree in dental assisting or equivalent. Has Basic Life Support (BLS) and depending on state, may have licensing requirement. Typically reports to a dentist. The Dental Assistant works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Dental Assistant typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Dental Assistant do?
Dental Assistant in Anaheim, CA
Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist or dental hygienist.
November 14, 2020
Demonstrated proficiency in various PC applications, including E-mail, Microsoft Excel, and Word.
January 12, 2021
Attend and participates in staff meetings and other staff events.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Dental Assistant in the United States. The base salary for Dental Assistant ranges from $35,213 to $44,058 with the average base salary of $39,703. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $35,306 to $44,210 with the average total cash compensation of $39,773.