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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Louisiana

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

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

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
Title: Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)

  • Graduate from a CODA accredited dental assisting program covering all EDDA functions

Radiography Requirements

  • Complete x-ray function and safety course approved by the Louisiana board

Dental Assistant Salary in Louisiana

Lowest Salary $21,200
Median Salary $28,880
Highest Salary $38,160
Average Salary $29,460

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

New Orleans, LA
Lowest Salary $21,940
Median Salary $29,650
Highest Salary $37,240
Average Salary $29,600

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

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