Dental assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3411  ·  Browse All Occupations

Dental assistants assist dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists during the examination and treatment of patients and perform clerical functions. Dental assistants work in dentists’ offices, community health centres, clinics and in educational institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Certified Intra-oral Dental Assistant
  • Chair-side Assistant - Dental
  • Dental Aide
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Clinical Assistant
  • Intra-oral Dental Assistant
  • Licensed Dental Assistant
  • Preventive Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Certified Intra-oral Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Dental Aide

10 Active Job Posts for Dental assistants

These companies are looking for dental assistants right now:

Dental Assistant Level II at Essex Family Dental ⋅ August 2, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Essex Family Dental is looking for an energetic dental assistant to join our dental family! Located in the heart of

Dental Assistant at Harvey Dental ⋅ July 30, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ I am looking for a level 2 assistant who will take initiative & has a willingness and desire to continue

Level II Dental Assistant at Dr. Amy Durocher ⋅ July 30, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ We are a Pediatric Dental Office looking for a highly motivated, hardworking Level II Dental Assistant.

Part time receptionist/ dental assistant at Belle River Dental Office ⋅ July 28, 2020 ⋅ Part Time ⋅ Seeking a part time receptionist to work in a busy dental office, ideally the applicant would have dental assistant qualifications.

LEVEL 2 DENTAL ASSISTANT at DENTAL HEALTH CENTRE ⋅ July 28, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ We're looking for a competent Level 2 Dental Assistant to add to our growing team. If you are excellent at

dental aide at Dr. William Muzzatti Dentistry ⋅ July 24, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Job requirements Languages English Education College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to

Dental Assistant help needed at Main Street Dental Center ⋅ July 24, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ We are a small practice looking for a Dental Assistant to fill in as needed for vacations and sick days.

Surgical Dental Assistant at Smile and Body ⋅ July 23, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Dr. Herman Kupeyan's Prosthodontics Practice is looking for a surgical dental assistant to join our dynamic team! Be part of

Orthodontic Dental Assistant – Janisse Orthodontics at dentalcorp ⋅ July 22, 2020 ⋅ Part Time ⋅ About us: Janisse Orthodontics located in the beautiful city of Windsor, ON, strives to provide all patients with the latest

Dental Assistant at Dr. Zeina El Harake ⋅ July 21, 2020 ⋅ Part Time ⋅ Chairside Dental Assisting and reception duties including but not limited to operatory 4handed assisting, taking and pouring of dental models,

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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for dental assistants.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $33,008
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $30,594
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $30,764
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for dental assistants.

Sex Median Income
Male $30,764
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (25 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for dental assistants.

$31,200.00
Lowest Observed
$56,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$43,144.00
Average
$42,900.00
Median
$46,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for dental assistants

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 40
25 to 34 years 140
35 to 44 years 120
45 to 54 years 75
55 to 64 years 25
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 405
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for dental assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 0
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 395
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 0
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for dental assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 230
Part Time 200
Total 430
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for dental assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 0
Female 425
Total 425
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for dental assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 400
Self Employed 0
Total 400
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for dental assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 395
Unemployed 10
Total 405
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for dental assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 15
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 350
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 40
Total 425
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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9 Local Employers That Hire Dental assistants

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