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If you are wanting information about dental assistant training in Mississippi, you have come to the right place! We cover the steps in the process from choosing a approved courses in dental assisting in Mississippi, salary outlook, jobs growth and certification. Allied health careers in Mississippi are on the rise and dental assistants are not being left behind!

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How to become a dental assistant in Mississippi.

The Mississippi State Dental Board oversees all the professionals in the dental field across Mississippi. The basic duty performing dental assistant in Mississippi does not have educational or training requirements. Dental assistants that perform direct patient care must have a CPR certification. If dental assistants do xrays they must have a (DANB) CDA certification, complete a training program that is approved by CODA or go to a Mississippi State Dental Board approved seminar where they complete a training in radiology and pass an exam. If you select from one of the training programs below and complete it, you can become a certified dental assistant in Mississippi in no time at all!

Dental Assistant Programs in Mississippi Approved by CODA

Meridian Community College – Dental Assisting Program
910 Highway 19 North Meridian 39307

Pearl River Community College
5448 US Highway 49 South Hattiesburg 39401

Hinds Community College
Nursing/Allied Health Center
1750 Chadwick Drive Jackson 39204

Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Boulevard Booneville 38829
(662) 720-7283

Pearl River Community College
5448 US Highway 49 South Hattiesburg 39401

University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
2500 North State Street Jackson 39216-4505

Meridian Community College – Dental Hygienist Program
910 Highway 19 North Meridian 39307

Mississippi Delta Community College
Highway 3 Cherry Street P.O. Box 668 Moorhead 38761

What is the Dental Assistant Pay and Jobs Outlook for Mississippi?

Dental assistant salary in Mississippi is shown in the table below with data from’s latest statistics and the state of Mississippi is going to see about a 1% increase in new openings over the next decade for dental assistants.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Memphis, TN-MS-ARHourly$12.03$17.82$24.92
Northwest MississippiHourly$11.55$16.42$27.84
Jackson, MSHourly$12.27$16.28$24.41
Gulfport-Biloxi, MSHourly$12.76$16.24$19.36
Northeast MississippiHourly$11.42$14.67$20.27
Southeast MississippiHourly$9.47$12.91$17.94
Hattiesburg, MSHourly$10.17$12.79$17.87
Southwest MississippiHourly$9.57$11.97$18.82

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