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For anyone looking at dental assistant schools in Nebraska, you should be excited to know that now is a great time to do just that! Allied health careers and specifically, Nebraska allied health jobs are seeing a rise in overall demand. Also, dental assisting is enjoying above average growth as well and the future looks really solid for the career as a whole.

There will always be a demand for certified dental assistants due to the fact that demand for dental work is always growing due to population growth. Certification is critical and should be the end goal for your path to success.

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The Steps to Becoming a Dental Assistant in Nebraska

What tasks a dental assistant can and cannot do in the state of Nebraska is defined by the dental practice act of Nebraska. it states that any basic procedures carry no training requirements but all candidates have to be at least 18 years of age and if they do any tasks involving analgesia, general anesthesia or parenteral sedation, they must have a current BLS certification.

If you are considering becoming a dental assistant that is qualified to do coronal polishing, you will ahve to either finish one year of clinical work experience with a minimum 1500 hours of clinical training time and complete Nebraska Dental Board approved training, or you will have to take and graduate from a program which includes coronal polishing classes that carries a current CODA accreditation.

CODA Approved Dental Assisting Schools in Nebraska

Mid-Plains Community College
1101 Halligan Drive North Platte 69101 308-221-6418
Mid-Plains Community College has an 11-month diploma program. The program will prepare students to work with the dentist during examination and treatment of their patients.

Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777 Omaha 68103-0777 531-622-4675
Metropolitan Community College offers degrees and certificates in A.A.S. Dental Assisting, Certificate Dental Assisting, Missouri Expanded Function Dental Assisting certification. They offer online and zoom training as well.

Central Community College – Dental Assisting Program
East Highway 6 P.O. Box 1024 Hastings 68902-1024 402-461-2467
The Central Community College Dental Assisting Program meets all the requirements for the practice of dental assisting in the state of Nebraska. The program will prepare its students to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination.

Southeast Community College
8800 ‘O’ Street Lincoln 68520-1299 402-437-2740
The dental assisting program at Southeast Community College is a 3 semester course that offers A.A.S. with expanded duties and a diploma.

Dental Assistant Outlook for Jobs and Pay in Nebraska

Dental assisting in Nebraska is going to see a 15% rise in opening for new dental assistants across Nebraska and to see the salary data across the state, check out the table we made for you below using data.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Southeastern NebraskaHourly$14.94$18.50$23.95
Lincoln, NEHourly$13.39$17.46$27.80
Sioux City, IA-NE-SDHourly$12.95$17.11$22.48
Northeastern NebraskaHourly$12.90$16.88$21.70
Central NebraskaHourly$12.48$16.33$22.81
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IAHourly$12.50$16.25$20.56
Western NebraskaHourly$10.61$14.94$19.39

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