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For anyone looking at becoming a dental assistant in Nebraska, our article below will cover all the details necessary to decide if you want to get in to this growing allied health career. Nebraska allied health jobs are also seeing a rise with dental assisting enjoying above average growth as well and we get in to the details of that below.

Find Nebraska Dental Assistant Programs Below

 

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.

Dental Assisting Classes in Nebraska That are CODA Approved

Mid-Plains Community College
1101 Halligan Drive North Platte 69101
308-221-6418

Purdue University Global – Dental Assisting Program
5425 N. 103rd Street Omaha 68134
402-431-6110

Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777 Omaha 68103-0777
531-622-4675

Central Community College – Dental Assisting Program
East Highway 6 P.O. Box 1024 Hastings 68902-1024
402-461-2467

Southeast Community College
8800 ‘O’ Street Lincoln 68520-1299
402-437-2740

Central Community College – Dental Hygiene Program
East Highway 6 P.O. Box 1024 Hastings 68902-1024
402-461-2470

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
40th & Holdrege Streets Lincoln 68583-0740
402-472-1433

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 bls.gov data.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Yearly$25,460$36,940$52,000
NebraskaHourly$12.53$16.65$22.66
Yearly$26,060$34,640$47,130
Southeastern NebraskaHourly$14.94$18.50$23.95
Yearly$31,070$38,480$49,810
Lincoln, NEHourly$13.39$17.46$27.80
Yearly$27,850$36,310$57,830
Sioux City, IA-NE-SDHourly$12.95$17.11$22.48
Yearly$26,930$35,590$46,760
Northeastern NebraskaHourly$12.90$16.88$21.70
Yearly$26,820$35,120$45,130
Central NebraskaHourly$12.48$16.33$22.81
Yearly$25,970$33,980$47,440
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IAHourly$12.50$16.25$20.56
Yearly$26,000$33,800$42,760
Western NebraskaHourly$10.61$14.94$19.39
Yearly$22,070$31,080$40,330

Local Dental Assisting Training in Nebraska