Certified Oral Surgery Assistant Salary
The average rate for a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant is $19.42 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
|Total Pay (||$31,713 - $58,271|
|Hourly Rate||$14.90 - $26.43|
|Total Pay (||$31,713 - $58,271|
Job Description for Certified Oral Surgery Assistant
Certified oral surgery assistants begin work by greeting patients in the reception area and escorting them to the treatment area. Front-desk duties are necessary in this position, such as signing-in patients, answering the telephone, and making appointments, followed by taking patients' health histories and dental x-rays.Read More...
These assistants are present during procedures to hand tools to dentists and operate various machinery. Patients should be monitored for any changes while the dentist administers general anesthesia and to ensure they are comfortable. Procedures must always be documented and charted by the assistant, who also cleans and sterilizes instruments and the room itself after a procedure is done. After procedures, these assistants are often tasked with providing dental education and emphasis on a continued treatment plan, and they may also carry out inventory and communicate with suppliers to order supplies.
Strong communication and customer service skills and close attention to detail are important in this position, and certified oral surgery assistants must always adhere to state and federal laws such as OSHA and general safety standards. Certification is required, and can be obtained from schooling and internships and completing an examination. Some jobs require that the dental assistant is certified in supplying nitrous oxide and general anesthesia, as well.
Certified Oral Surgery Assistant Tasks
- Document treatment by charting in patient records.
- Maintain patient's vital statistics and intravenous fluids during surgery.
- Prepare for surgical procedures by organizing surgical instruments and equipment in operating room.
- Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital.
- Sterilize instruments and equipment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Oral Surgery Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Oral Surgery Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Oral Surgery Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Certified Oral Surgery Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 23 salaries. A Certified Oral Surgery Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 11 salaries.
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