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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Oklahoma

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)

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

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

  • In order to oversee other practices, an EDDA in Oklahoma can apply for certifications in:
  • Coronal polishing and topical fluoride
  • Sealants
  • Nitrous Oxide

Radiography Requirements

  • Completion of at least a seven-hour course in radiation safety and protection, to be approved by the Oklahoma Board of Dentists (OBD)
  • Have a written letter from current dental employer proving proper clinical experience
  • Complete application for OBD radiation safety permit

Dental Assistant Salary in Oklahoma

Lowest Salary $20,640
Median Salary $29,390
Highest Salary $38,490
Average Salary $29,680

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Oklahoma City, OK
Lowest Salary $19,900
Median Salary $27,550
Highest Salary $36,910
Average Salary $27,730

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

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