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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Montana

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Auxiliary

Education, Certification, & Training Required For Basic Supportive Dental Procedures
Title: Dental Auxiliary

  • Graduate from a CODA accredited dental assisting program, OR
  • Receive training and instruction by a licensed dentist
  • Complete a board-approved continuing education course

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
The state of Montana doesn’t recognize Expanded Functions Dental Assistant designations.

Radiography Requirements

  • Complete the National DANB Radiation Health and Safety exam (RHS exam) and receive the DANB RHS Certificate of Competency, OR
  • Hold out-of-state or U.S. Military dental radiography certification, OR
  • Graduate from a CODA accredited dental assisting program

Dental Assistant Salary in Montana

Lowest Salary $21,590
Median Salary $31,070
Highest Salary $40,720
Average Salary $31,190

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Missoula, MT
Lowest Salary $19,440
Median Salary $31,890
Highest Salary $39,200
Average Salary $31,280

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

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