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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.


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