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How to Become a Dental Assistant in South Carolina

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

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

Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Requirements
Title: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

  • Graduation from a CODA certified course
  • Completion of two years of chair side dental assistance

Radiography Requirements

  • Current possession of up-to-date certificate from the South Carolina radiation quality standards association or:
  • Apply for certificate from South Carolina radiation standards association or have equivalent certification from DANB

Dental Assistant Salary in South Carolina

Lowest Salary $24,340
Median Salary $33,980
Highest Salary $44,410
Average Salary $33,890

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Myrtle Beach, SC
Lowest Salary $26,100
Median Salary $35,470
Highest Salary $46,110
Average Salary $35,730

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

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