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 Dell Rapids, South Dakota

Minnehaha County, South Dakota
3,687
Male:
1,845 (50.0%)
Female:
1,842 (50.0%)
Dell Rapids is a city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 3,633 at the 2010 census. It is known as "The little city with the big attractions." The city took its name from the Dells of the Wisconsin River, which were likened to the local rapids on the Big Sioux River. Dell Rapids is located at 43°49′30″N 96°42′40″W (43.824883, -96.711158), along the Big Sioux River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.09 square miles (5.41 km2), of which, 2.03 square miles (5.26 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water. Dell Rapids has been assigned the ZIP code 57022 and the FIPS place code 15980. 2010 census As of the census of 2010, there were 3,633 people, 1,388 households, and 973 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,789.7 inhabitants per square mile (691.0/km2). There were 1,495 housing units at an average...
Dell Rapids:
$55,921
South Dakota:
$50,338
$658
Dell Rapids:
$140,000
South Dakota:
$135,700
3.0%

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