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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Colorado

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA)

Education, Certification, & Training Required For Basic Supportive Dental Procedures
Title: Dental Assistant
None. Dental assistants in Colorado can perform basic supportive dental procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
Title: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA)
The state of Colorado doesn’t recognize Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA) designations.

Radiography Requirements

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Compete approved training requirements
    • 5 hours of clinical experience and 3 hours of lecture from an accredited program, or
    • On the job training following an approved educational module, or
    • Completion of either the DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam or the national DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam

Dental Assistant Salary in Colorado

Lowest Salary $25,170
Median Salary $37,240
Highest Salary $52,360
Average Salary $37,590

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Boulder, CO
Lowest Salary $23,770
Median Salary $35,500
Highest Salary $47,120
Average Salary $35,400

Denver, CO
Lowest Salary $26,440
Median Salary $40,890
Highest Salary $54,280
Average Salary $40,000

* Figures based on 2012 data courtesy of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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