The average rate for a Mid-Career Dental Assistant is C$20.36 per hour.

C$29,361 - C$63,616
C$29K
C$40K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$39,812
10%
50%
90%
C$16.49 - C$26.63
C$16
C$20
C$27
MEDIAN: C$20.29
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$63K
Salary C$29,361 - C$63,616
Bonus C$198 - C$2,473
Profit Sharing C$800
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$34,014 - C$56,055
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data C$0C$42
Hourly Rate C$16.49 - C$26.63
Hourly Tips C$0.13
Overtime C$1.55 - C$42.66
Annual Data C$0C$56K
Bonus C$198 - C$2,473
Profit Sharing C$800
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$34,014 - C$56,055
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 538

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

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%

Skills That Affect Dental Assistant Salaries

Prosthodontics
▲4%

Orthodontics
▲1%

National Average
C$42,000

endodontics
▼1%

Oral Surgery
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 50%