The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant is £8.47.
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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 the…Read more
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
An entry-level Dental Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.92 based on 26 salaries. An early career Dental Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.28 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Dental Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.79 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Dental Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £10.49 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £9.
Years of Experience
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