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.

About Jal, New Mexico

Lea County, New Mexico
2,130
Male:
1,118 (52.5%)
Female:
1,012 (47.5%)
Jal is a city in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 2,047 at the 2010 census. Jal is located at 32°6′44″N 103°11′35″W (32.112102, -103.192972). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,047 people, with 788 occupied houses.. The population density was 426.5 people per square mile (163.8/km²). There were 1009 housing units at an average density of 210.2 per square mile (80.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.81% White, 0.83% African American, 0.73% Native American, 11.82% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.12% of the population. There were 788 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no...
Jal:
$52,500
New Mexico:
$44,968
$689
Jal:
$63,500
New Mexico:
$159,300
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Dental Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

1-4 years
100%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
100%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: