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How to Become a Dental Assistant in West Virginia

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant Qualified in Expanded Duties

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

None. Dental assistants in West Virginia can perform basic supportive dental procedures under thedirect supervision of a licensed dentist.

Dental Assistant Qualified in Expanded Duties
Title: Dental Assistant Qualified in Expanded Duties

  • Current CPR certification for those who plan to monitor nitrous oxide-related procedures
  • Take a course and complete corresponding exam in each specialty they will perform

Radiography Requirements
None. All dental assistants in West Virginia may operate x-ray equipment and work with other related procedures.

Dental Assistant Salary in West Virginia

Lowest Salary $19,570
Median Salary $26,750
Highest Salary $36,680
Average Salary $27,170

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Charleston, WV
Lowest Salary $17,900
Median Salary $25,560
Highest Salary $35,130
Average Salary $25,730

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

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