A Dental Assistant in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average wage of C$20.33 per hour.

C$16.69 - C$24.86
C$17
C$20
C$25
MEDIAN: C$20.19
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$25
Hourly Rate C$16.69 - C$24.86
Overtime C$25.00
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$1,250
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$34,479 - C$51,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

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.

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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$39,000 based on 23 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$43,000 based on 12 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$49,000 based on 6 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$52,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Dental Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$42,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 42%