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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Kansas

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant with expanded duties training

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

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
Title: Dental Assistant with expanded duties training
The following training/qualifications are required to perform the

  • Coronal polishing: Receive appropriate training in coronal polishing under a licensed dentist
  • Coronal scaling: Successfully complete a Kansas board approved course in Coronal scaling
  • Assist in the administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide and/or oxygen: Complete a Kansas board approved program which includes a minimum of 6 hours of CODA accredited instruction in:
    • Theory of pain control
    • Anatomy
    • Medical History
    • Pharmacology
    • Emergencies and complications

Radiography Requirements
None. Dental assistants in Kansas can legally perform dental radiographic procedures and operate x-ray equipment.

Dental Assistant Salary in Kansas

Lowest Salary $21,810
Median Salary $31,620
Highest Salary $42,200
Average Salary $31,650

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Topeka, KS
Lowest Salary $23,210
Median Salary $30,200
Highest Salary $41,540
Average Salary $31,250

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

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