DAYTON REGIONAL WORKFORCE PORTAL

Dental Assistants

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $16.32/hr
Median: $19.71/hr
Experienced: $24.17/hr

Current Employment
814 (2018)

Projected Employment
890 (2029)

Growth for Dental Assistants

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)
814890769%

Industries Employing Dental Assistants

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Offices of Dentists68383.9%28%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service364.4%0.2%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 293.5%0.3%
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)192.4%0.2%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (State Government)101.3%0.2%

Occupational Tasks

  • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Record treatment information in patient records.
  • Expose dental diagnostic X-rays.
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
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