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There is a growing demand across the medical field in Alaska for qualified workers and dental assistant programs in Alaska are pulling their weight to fill the growing demand for dental assistants across Alaska. Getting in to accredited training is made easy by us with our resources below.

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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Alaska

All certifications, licenses, the oversight of the professionals and dental assistants in the dental field is managed and controlled by the Alaska Board of Dental Examiners. To become an entry level dental assistant candidates do not have to do any specific training or have any specific education to perform any of what is considered basic support duties and tasks.

That being said, if a dental assistant want to be able to perform any expanded functions (coronal polishing is an example), they will have to take an extended training and get certified in the procedure to be able to practice it on patients on the job. But, performing x-ray procedures is not one of the procedures that requires extra training and certification to be able to do on the job in the state of Alaska. Here is a link to a downloadable guide from the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) that has all the details of what functions can and cannot be done by all working Alaskan dental assistants on the job in the dental office.

Alaska Dental Assistant Programs that are Approved by CODA

University of Alaska, Anchorage – College of Health Dental Assisting Program
3211 Providence Drive Anchorage 99508
907-786-6923

Alaska Dental Assistant Salary and Jobs Outlook

The table below highlights the current bls.gov data on dental assistant salary in Alaska and the rise in employment of dental assistants is 24% in Alaska.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Yearly$25,460$36,940$52,000
AlaskaHourly$15.88$21.79$28.98
Yearly$33,020$45,330$60,280
Alaska Balance of StateHourly$15.80$23.45$29.79
Yearly$32,860$48,770$61,970
Southeast AlaskaHourly$15.86$21.80$28.96
Yearly$32,990$45,340$60,230
Anchorage, AKHourly$15.81$21.75$28.77
Yearly$32,890$45,240$59,850
Fairbanks, AKHourly$16.18$20.53$26.85
Yearly$33,650$42,710$55,840

Accredited Local Dental Assistant Classes in Alaska