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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Indiana

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant qualified in coronal polishing
  • Dental Assistant qualified in fluoride administration

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

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
Title: Dental Assistant qualified in coronal polishing
Requirements for becoming a Dental Assistant qualified in coronal polishing

  • Complete

Requirements for becoming a Dental Assistant qualified in fluoride adminsitration
Title: Dental Assistant qualified in fluoride administration

Radiography Requirements
In order to operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures in Indiana, dental assistants must obtain a limited dental radiographic license from the State Department of Health/Division of Medical Radiology Services. Requirements for this license are:

  • Complete a CODA accredited program in radiography OR Complete an Indiana board approved program in radiography
  • Be certified in an approved program for the procedures included in the limited dental curriculum
  • Pass at least one of the following exams:
    • National DANB radiation health and safety exam (RHS exam)
    • National DANB certified dental assistant exam (CDA exam)
    • Exam approved by the Indiana State Department of Hleath/Division of Medical Radiology Services
  • Apply for a limited dental radiographic license from the Indiana State Department of Hleath/Division of Medical Radiology Services

Dental Assistant Salary in Indiana

Lowest Salary $24,940
Median Salary $34,680
Highest Salary $46,910
Average Salary $35,230

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Fort Wayne, IN
Lowest Salary $25,770
Median Salary $34,430
Highest Salary $45,920
Average Salary $35,400

Gary, IN
Lowest Salary $25,920
Median Salary $35,670
Highest Salary $51,610
Average Salary $36,890

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

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