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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Ohio

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Basic Qualified Personnel (BQP)
  • DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or Ohio Certified Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)

Education, Certification, & Training Required For Basic Supportive Dental Procedures
Title: Basic Qualified Personnel (BQP)
Basic Qualified personnel can perform basic supportive dental procedures provided they have completed a sequenced training program provided by a dentist or an educational institution.

DANB Certified Dental Assistant Requirements
DANB Certified Dental Assistant

  • Current possession of a DANB certified dental assistant certification
  • Passing Score on Ohio commission on dental assistant certification exam(OCDAC)

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)

  • Completion of an EFDA training course approved by the state board
  • A passing score on the EFDA exam offered by the commission on dental testing in Ohio (CODT)
  • Current possession of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification

Radiography Requirements

  • Current possession of a DANB certified dental assistant (CDA) or a dental assistant certification from Ohio commission on dental assistant or pass a training course with a clinical section offered by the Ohio Board or possession of a certification, license or other equivalent program that the Ohio board deems to be equal to Ohio Board-operated programs and certificates
  • Submit application for radiography to Ohio State Dental Board

Dental Assistant Salary in Ohio

Lowest Salary $24,200
Median Salary $33,690
Highest Salary $45,370
Average Salary $33,980

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Cincinnati, OH
Lowest Salary $23,940
Median Salary $33,150
Highest Salary $43,550
Average Salary $33,150

Columbus, OH
Lowest Salary $23,460
Median Salary $35,930
Highest Salary $46,230
Average Salary $35,770

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

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