C$20.08
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$518

Profit Sharing

C$814

The average wage for a Dental Assistant is C$19.90 per hour. A skill in Office Administration is associated with high pay for this job.

C$25,285 - C$56,296
C$25K
C$39K
C$56K
MEDIAN: C$38,750
10%
50%
90%
C$15.38 - C$26.98
C$15
C$20
C$27
MEDIAN: C$20.08
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$56K
Salary C$25,285 - C$56,296
Bonus C$146 - C$2,007
Profit Sharing C$814
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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C$31,557 - C$56,572
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data C$0C$44
Hourly Rate C$15.38 - C$26.98
Hourly Tips C$0.33
Overtime C$14.79 - C$44.35
Annual Data C$0C$56K
Bonus C$146 - C$2,007
Profit Sharing C$814
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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C$31,557 - C$56,572
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,954

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.

Common Career Paths for Dental Assistant


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Popular Skills for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Dental Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 580 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 279 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 222 salaries. A Dental Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 121 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$41,754

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dental Assistant Reviews

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

Dental Assistant in Winnipeg:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping people regain there smile and feeling confident again.
Cons: Dealing with insurance- stressful at times.

Dental Assistant in Timmins:
"Stressful at times."
Pros: It's very rewarding to finish on time and see results.
Cons: Working for difficult dentists.

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Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

▲19%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
C$42,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Office Administration
▲16%

implants
▲8%

Prosthodontics
▲6%

▲3%

▲3%

Assist Dentist
▼0%

Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
C$42,000

Oral Surgery
▼1%

▼1%

Pedodontics
▼2%

Patient Education
▼5%

Order Inventory
▼11%

Dental assistant
▼13%

General Dentistry
▼13%

Generalist Duties
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 53%