The average wage for a Dental Assistant in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is AU$22.14 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

AU$17.11 - AU$25.91
AU$17
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$22.14
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$30
Hourly Rate AU$17.11 - AU$25.91
Overtime AU$30.20
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
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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AU$34,975 - AU$54,082
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

Job Description for Dental Assistant

A dental assistant's duties include hands-on work with dental patients, assisting the dentist, and/or performing clerical functions in a dental clinic. Depending on an individual’s certification and goals, any of these are possible job tasks. If an individual would like hands-on work in the dentist’s office, their duties may include prepping the patient for a particular operation; this particular duty would involve knowledge of the teeth and most dental procedures. The dental assistant would then assist the dentist in performing the operation, and do such things as handing the dentist the required tools and providing secondary support. This kind of job usually entails working one-on-one with the dentist, and requires good communication skills.

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Dental Assistant Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.

Dental Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

▲9%

National Average
AU$46,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

National Average
AU$46,000


▼12%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 52%