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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Texas

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant qualified to perform expanded functions

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

Registered Dental Assistant Requirements
Title: Registered Dental Assistant

  • Complete basic life support course
  • Completion on x-ray procedures and x-ray prep
  • Possession of DANB CDA national certificate
  • Complete application to TSBDE

Registered Dental Assistant Qualified to Perform Expanded Functions Requirements
Title: Registered Dental Assistant qualified to perform expanded functions
Must receive certification in the following areas:

  • Pit and fissure sealant
  • coronal polishing
  • Nitrous Oxide administration

Radiography Requirements

  • Be a Registered Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Salary in Texas

Lowest Salary $21,380
Median Salary $32,880
Highest Salary $44,420
Average Salary $32,700

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Austin, TX
Lowest Salary $27,430
Median Salary $37,060
Highest Salary $47,750
Average Salary $37,570

Dallas, TX
Lowest Salary $25,690
Median Salary $35,170
Highest Salary $45,380
Average Salary $35,270

Fort Worth, TX
Lowest Salary $29,260
Median Salary $35,420
Highest Salary $45,550
Average Salary $35,950

Houston, TX
Lowest Salary $22,150
Median Salary $33,320
Highest Salary $44,880
Average Salary $33,370

San Antonio, TX
Lowest Salary $21,920
Median Salary $30,630
Highest Salary $38,690
Average Salary $30,580

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

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