Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Salary
The larger portion of Non-Certified Dental Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.52 per hour. Just under one in three claim medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Total Pay (||$21,115 - $38,258|
|Hourly Rate||$10.20 - $18.23|
|Total Pay (||$21,115 - $38,258|
Job Description for Dental Assistant (Non-Certified)
A non-certified dental assistant works in a dental practice, assisting the dentist and other personnel within the practice in carrying out routine tasks. These professionals perform general housekeeping duties to ensure work areas are clean and ready to handle patients, such as preparing the treatment room, instruments and trays. Sterilizing and disinfecting instruments is also part of this job. The dental assistant collects patient information such as medical history and assists the dentist as instructed during exams, cleanings and other treatments; they then record treatment carried out for the patient. Other tasks that the dental assistant may perform include giving patients instructions on how to properly conduct oral hygiene tasks at home, creating reports and summaries, and sending letters to patients and others as required.Read More...
Previous experience within a dental practice is frequently preferred or required for this position, as is some education related to being a dental assistant. Dental assistants must have strong customer service skills to work effectively with patients, as well as good communication and interpersonal skills. They must be able to effectively multitask and able to follow instructions provided by the dentist and others within the practice as well.
Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) Tasks
- Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
- Sterilize instruments and equipment.
- Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
- Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
- Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant (Non-Certified)
Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 14 salaries. A Dental Assistant (Non-Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 7 salaries.
Key Stats for Dental Assistant (Non-Certified)
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