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There are many options for becoming an Indiana dental assistant at one of the CODA approved dental assistant courses in Indiana. We will be going through all the great opportunities that are ahead for candidates for Indiana dental assistant positions. Also, many of the healthcare career options in Indiana are on the rise and so is the dental assisting field! it is a great time to enter the medical field!

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What is the Process to Become a Dental Assistant in Indiana?

Dental assistants and dental professionals across the state of Indiana are under teh supervision and regulatory oversight from the Indiana State Board of Dentistry. The role of a basic dental assistant, which is the entry level position in dental assisting, has no required training or certification for doing the job and all duties must be overseen by a licensed dentist. But, if you want to do expanded duties and procedures you will need to fulfill more requirements to able to do so. For example: coronal polishing is an expanded duty and so x-ray procedures and if you want to be able to perform these tasks, each one has specific requirements for them. Let us take a look at them below.

Coronal Polishing Requirements for Dental Assistants in Indiana – Candidates will have to have either completed a one year of job experience in a dental practice and have also taken and successfully finished an Indiana Dental Board approved program that includes coronal polishing training. The training will include 5 hours of classroom learning, 2 hours of clinical training and lab work and lastly candidate will have to practice the procedure on 5 patients under the observation and direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

X-Ray Requirements for Dental Assistants in Indiana – Handling x-ray equipment and performing dental radiographic procedures in Indiana requires that dental assistants earn a dental radiographic license from the Indiana State Department of Health/Division of Medical Radiology Services by completing a training in radiography. You can look at the full list of approved radiography training courses for dental assistants here.

CODA Approved Dental Assisting Training Programs in Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College – Anderson Campus
104 W. 53rd Street Anderson 46013
765-643-7133 x 2369

Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus
Dental Assisting Program 230 S. Marr Road Columbus 47201

University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard Evansville 47712

Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway Street Dunes Medical/Professional Building Gary 46408

International Business College
7205 Shadeland Station Indianapolis 46256

Indiana University School of Dentistry
500 West University Blvd., UH-3145 Indianapolis 46202

Ivy Tech Community College – Kokomo
Health Science Division 700 E. Firmin Street Kokomo 46902-2395
765-252-5572 x 104

Ivy Tech Community College – Lafayette
3101 S Creasy Lane Box 6299 Lafayette 47903-6299

Ivy Tech Community College – South Bend
220 Dean Johnson Blvd. South Bend 46601
574-289-7001 x5720

What Does the Outlook for Dental Assisting Salary and Jobs Look Like in Indiana?

Get details about the salary expected for dental assistants in Indiana below and you should now that the future is bright with an expected 15% growth!

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Kokomo, INHourly$8.58$21.14$28.86
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MIHourly$13.68$20.13$26.44
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-INHourly$13.18$19.06$25.16
Indianapolis-Carmel, INHourly$14.15$18.89$24.46
Gary, IN Metropolitan DivisionHourly$12.59$18.76$25.70
Fort Wayne, INHourly$12.93$18.57$24.89
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-INHourly$14.07$18.35$26.03
Evansville, IN-KYHourly$13.69$18.34$24.15
Northeast IndianaHourly$12.28$18.27$25.83
Elkhart-Goshen, INHourly$13.61$18.16$23.61
Bloomington, INHourly$13.80$18.13$23.62
Northwest IndianaHourly$15.83$18.02$22.62
Michigan City-La Porte, INHourly$12.10$16.87$22.22
Southwest/ Southeast IndianaHourly$11.53$16.83$20.73
Muncie, INHourly$12.67$16.48$19.02
Terre Haute, INHourly$9.94$11.22$15.89

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