Dental Orthodontic Assistant Salary in San Diego, California

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Average Salary for Dental Orthodontic Assistant in San Diego, California

The average salary of a(n) Dental Orthodontic Assistant in San Diego, California is $48,359.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Dental Orthodontic Assistant in San Diego, California is $23.25.

The average bonus of a(n) Dental Orthodontic Assistant in San Diego, California is $832.00.

Job Description:

Assists Orthodontist during examination and treatment of patients. Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, prepares instrument trays, and prepares materials. Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient. Removes cement from bands using hand scaler or ultrasound. Removes and replaces any portion of orthodontic appliance that causes discomfort to the patient. Recements loose orthodontic bands. Takes impressions for study casts, models, orthodontic appliances, and registrations. Instructs patients in oral and orthodontic hygiene, removable appliances, and tooth brushing techniques. Evaluates returning patients for unbonded brackets and loose or broken bands. Places and removes arch wires. Records treatment information in patient records. May schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete insurance forms, and maintain clerical records. Less

Assists Orthodontist during examination and treatment of patients. Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, prepares instrument trays, and prepares materials. Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient. Removes cement from bands using hand scaler or... More

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