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It can be a career changing decision to attend accredited dental assistant schools in Louisiana and we could not celebrate that decision any more than we do at this moment! Get access to the best training, how to get certified in Louisiana, what the outlook is for salary and jobs and more below. Healthcare careers across Louisiana are in great health at the moment and it is a very exciting time to be in allied health.

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What is the procedure to become a dental assistant in Louisiana?

Dental professionals and all dental assisting certifications and licenses are regulated by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. There are two levels of dental assistant in Louisiana and we detail them for you below.

Entry Level Dental Assistant – Position requires no specific education or training for the most the ability to perform the most basic assisting functions on the job.

(EDDA) Expanded Duties Dental Assistants – To become an EDDA in Louisiana you must graduate from a CODA approved and accredited dental assisting course with training in expanded functions. Then, you will have to complete a Louisiana State Board of Dentistry approved radiography course, and hold a CPR certificate that is also Louisiana State Board of Dentistry approved.

Accredited Dental Assistant Programs in Louisiana

Blue Cliff College-Metairie
3200 Cleary Ave, Metairie, Louisiana 70002-5714

Delta College Inc – Covington
19231 N. 6th Street, Covington, Louisiana 70433-8947

Delta College of Arts & Technology – Baton Rouge
7380 Exchange Place, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806-1529

Delta College of Arts & Technology – Lafayette
200 Republic Ave., Suite F, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508

Delta College-Slidell Campus
105 Gause Blvd., West, Slidell, Louisiana 70460-2624

Delta School of Business and Technology
517 Broad St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Eastern College of Health Vocations-New Orleans
201 Evans Rd. Bldg 400, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123

Medical Training College
10525 Plaza Americana Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816-5820

Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria
7228 England Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

Unitech Training Academy-Houma
6007 West Park Avenue, Houma, Louisiana 70364

Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette
3253 Ambassador Caffery, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506

Unitech Training Academy-Metairie
6660 Riverside Drive, Suite 101, Metairie, Louisiana 70003-0000

Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe
Monroe 111 Crosley Street, Suite 4, West Monroe, Louisiana 71291

Dental Assistant Pay and Jobs Outlook in Louisiana

The following data table of data shows the salary outlook for Louisiana dental assisting. The state of Louisiana expects to see a 6.5% growth in new jobs too!

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Baton Rouge, LAHourly$11.12$16.29$22.18
Shreveport-Bossier City, LAHourly$8.87$15.94$21.60
Alexandria, LAHourly$10.51$14.90$19.36
Lafayette, LAHourly$10.28$13.93$19.22
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LAHourly$10.52$13.76$18.00
New IberiaHourly$9.86$13.28$18.24
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LAHourly$10.10$13.27$19.16
Lake Charles, LAHourly$8.93$12.79$18.54

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