The average hourly pay for a Dental Assistant with Periodontics skills in San Diego, California is $15.97.
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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
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral Surgery, Patient Education, Instrument Control, Customer Service and Radiology.
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Employees with Dental Assistant in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 33.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (10.8% less), Dallas, Texas (6.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (6.1% less).
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