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How to Become a Dental Assistant in South Dakota

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Advanced Dental Assistant

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

None, provided they are at least 18-years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Dental assistants in South Dakota can perform basic supportive dental procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

Advanced Dental Assistant Requirements
Title: Advanced Dental Assistant

  • Possession of CPR certification
  • Graduation from CODA certified program or:
  • Passing score on DANB national dental assistant exam or:
  • Equivalent certification from another state
  • Complete application to board for dental licensure

Radiography Requirements

  • 18-years old minimum
  • High School diploma or equivalent and:
  • Graduation from CODA certified program or:
  • Completion of 16-hour seminar or course to be approved by South Dakota board or:
  • Possession of current DANB dental assistant or:
  • Possession of current DANB from another state

Dental Assistant Salary in South Dakota

Lowest Salary $21,330
Median Salary $28,690
Highest Salary $38,610
Average Salary $29,590

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Rapid City, SD
Lowest Salary $22,110
Median Salary $27,450
Highest Salary $35,980
Average Salary $28,140

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

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