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If you want to get in to a great allied health field, enrolling in to dental assistant schools in Connecticut will set you up for success! Walk through all the steps to certification with us, see the pay outlook and see if becoming a dental assistant in the state of CT may be for you!

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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Connecticut

The Connecticut State Dental Commission regulates all dental professionals and their dental assistants. There are two levels of dental assisting in Connecticut and they the entry level basic dental assistant and the Expanded Function Dental Assistant also known as an EFDA. We go in to the requirements for each below for you.

Basic Dental Assistant – There are no training or certification requirements for becoming a basic dental assistant. The training for the job comes directly from the supervising dentist and it is done on the job. All duties and supportive tasks must be done under the supervision of the dentist. Radiography duties and x-ray tasks can be performed if candidates have passed the RHS exam from DANB.

(EFDA) Expanded Function Dental Assistant – All EFDA candidates have to have earned the (CDA) Certified Dental Assistant certification from DANB or the (COA) Certified Orthodontic Assistant certification from DANB. Then all candidates must take and complete an EFDA education program at a CODA approved dental assistant program (like the ones detailed for you below), and then they must pass the preventive and restorative functions tests.

CODA Approved Dental Assistant Courses in Connecticut

Tunxis Community College – Allied Health
271 Scott Swamp Road Farmington 06032

Manchester Community College
Great Path, M.S. #17 Manchester 06045-1046
860-512-2705 X2705

Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mount Vernon Road Southington 06489

Dental Assistant Jobs and Pay Outlook in Connecticut

Dental assistant compensation in Connecticut is shown in detail this with our data table below and there is an expected growth in CT of 10% for dental assistants.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Northwestern ConnecticutHourly$18.99$23.44$29.68
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CTHourly$15.59$22.70$29.52
Worcester, MA-CTHourly$15.34$21.81$28.79
Norwich-New London, CT-RIHourly$14.63$20.42$26.48
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CTHourly$13.73$20.16$24.68
Springfield, MA-CTHourly$15.22$19.60$27.47
New Haven, CTHourly$14.31$19.25$27.50
Danbury, CTHourly$12.96$18.92$28.06
Waterbury, CTHourly$14.28$18.88$27.67

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