Dental Assistant, Surgical Salary

A Dental Assistant, Surgical earns an average wage of $17.71 per hour. A skill in Periodontics is associated with high pay for this job.
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$24,161 - $53,385
$24K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,706
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$13.44 - $22.85
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MEDIAN: $17.59
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$0$53K
Salary $24,161 - $53,385
Bonus $225.00 - $3,034
Profit Sharing $1,100
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,244 - $49,031
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.44 - $22.85
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $16.68 - $36.06
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $225.00 - $3,034
Profit Sharing $1,100
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,244 - $49,031
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 200

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Job Description for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Surgical dental assistants work alongside primary dentists who specialize in surgical procedures. These assistants help prepare patients for procedures and ensure that the area is organized and ready for the oral surgeon; many are also involved in creating x-rays and administering/monitoring anesthetics. Generally, they work with surgeons during these procedures and handle the documentation of surgical notes for patients' records.

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Dental Assistant, Surgical Tasks

  • Document treatment by charting in patient records.
  • 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.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant, Surgical has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant, Surgical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant, Surgical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant, Surgical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 64 salaries. A Dental Assistant, Surgical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 34 salaries.

Dental Assistant, Surgical Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant, Surgical?

Dental Assistant, Surgical in Longmont:
"Stressful, fast paced, being proactive, planning ahead,"
Pros: Being intense. Controlled chaos. Fact paced. Planned and scheduled well.
Cons: The pay.

Dental Assistant, Surgical in Fairborn:
"Real life differs from school requirements."
The best teaching comes from a great dentist, who values your worth.

Dental Assistant, Surgical in Woodbury:
"Be more hands on."
Make sure you work for a great Dentist.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant, Surgical

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Dental Assistant, Surgical Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant, Surgical Salaries

Periodontics
▲13%

Oral Surgery
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 51%
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