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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Georgia

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)

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

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
Title: Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)
In order to perform expanded functions, a dental assistant must become certified as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) by:

  • Possessing a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Possess current CPR certification
  • Complete Georgia board approved course for expanded duties

Radiography Requirements

  • Complete at least 6 hours of x-ray instruction (content defined by the Georgia Department of Human Services) within 90 days after the beginning of employment. Coursework should begin within 30 days of the start of employment.

Dental Assistant Salary in Georgia

Lowest Salary $22,790
Median Salary $33,850
Highest Salary $49,230
Average Salary $34,820

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Atlanta, GA
Lowest Salary $24,610
Median Salary $36,190
Highest Salary $53,200
Average Salary $37,100

Savannah, GA
Lowest Salary $19,070
Median Salary $40,040
Highest Salary $47,680
Average Salary $35,660

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

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