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You can find dental assistant schools in Arizona easy with our resources below and we want to find the best training options for you. The healthcare field in Arizona is looking amazing with the total expected rise in new jobs for dental assisting. The medical field is going to supported real well in the future and we want to do our best to show off the great opportunities to everyone!

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The steps to becoming a dental assistant in Arizona

All dental assistants, dental professionals, certification and licensing is regulated and controlled by the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners. There are two types of dental assistant in Arizona, the basic entry level dental assistant and the (EFDA) Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Let take a deeper look at what it will take candidates to become each of them in Arizona.

Entry Level Basic Dental Assistant – The job as a dental assistant at the entry level does not have any specific training or educational requirements. The job is for basic supportive tasks in the dental office.

(EFDA) Expanded Function Dental Assistant – The EFDA Expanded Functions Dental Assistant must obtain an Arizona Expanded Function-Restorative Certificate from the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners. There is also a requirement to complete a Arizona Expanded Function-Restorative Certificate, a Arizona Coronal Polishing and the Arizona Radiologic Proficiency certificate. The demands for each of those certificates is broken down at this link here.

Dental Assistant Courses in Arizona That are Approved by CODA

Northern Arizona University, School of Health Professions
P.O. Box 15015 Flagstaff 86011

Mohave Community College
1971 Jagerson Avenue Kingman 86401

Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Avenue Mesa 85202

Carrington College – Mesa
1001 W. Southern Avenue Mesa 85210

Fortis College – Phoenix
555 N. 18th St. Suite 110 Phoenix 85006
602-254-3099 (x3847)

Phoenix College
1202 West Thomas Road Phoenix 85013

Rio Salado College
2323 West 14th Street Tempe 85281-6950

Pima County Community College
2202 West Anklam Road – HRP-220 Tucson 85709-0080

What is the Outlook for Dental Assistant Jobs and Salary in Arizona?

Aee a breakdown of the salary you can make in Arizona for dental assisting and the job growth expected is over 14%!

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZHourly$13.70$18.70$23.87
Prescott, AZHourly$9.21$16.85$19.47
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZHourly$12.46$16.80$22.89
Yuma, AZHourly$13.09$16.38$18.65
North ArizonaHourly$10.77$16.06$22.51
Tucson, AZHourly$11.98$16.06$22.31
Flagstaff, AZHourly$11.57$14.93$23.13

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