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Dental Assistant

Kaiāwhina Mahi Niho

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Dental assistants help dentists with patient care and running dental practices.

Pay

New dental assistants usually earn

$16-$19 per hour

Experienced dental assistants usually earn

$19-$26 per hour

Source: Lumino The Dentists, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dental assistant are good due to high turnover.
Stacey Reuben and a dentist working on a patient

Stacey Reuben helping a dentist work on a patient's teeth

Last updated 13 August 2017