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It may come as a surprise that dental assistant schools in Nevada are having hard time filling the growing demand for new jobs for dental assistants across Nevada, and they are! Follow our steps laid out below and you will be fully informed about what you will need to do to get in to this great growing field within Nevada healthcare and what you can expect along the way.

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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Nevada

The Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners is the body with all oversight of dental professionals in and across the state of Nevada. They state in their guidelines for dental assisting that there are currently no specific training requirements for dental assistants to be certified or even registered in the state of Nevada. Licensed dentists are responsible for all dental assisting training and the training can be done in the dental office or at a training school of the dentists choice.

The dentist signs a sworn affidavit for all expanded training of dental assistants. For example: if a dental assistant does take x-rays of patients mouths, the training for taking x-rays is done on the job by the licensed dentist and the dentist will sign a sworn affidavit for the quality and duration time of the training of the respective dental assistant.

CODA Approved Dental Assisting Programs in Nevada

College of Southern Nevada
6375 W Charleston Blvd – W1A Las Vegas 89146
775-651-5682

Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard, RMDT 417-A Reno 89512-3999
775-674-7554

Dental Assisting Outlook for Jobs and Salary in Nevada?

Nevada is gearing towards over 19% growth in the future and that is a amazing fir the dental assisting field! See what the salary outlook is across Nevada with our table below using the latest pay data from bls.gov.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Yearly$25,460$36,940$52,000
NevadaHourly$12.19$17.36$23.34
Yearly$25,340$36,110$48,550
Western Central NevadaHourly$12.86$19.68$26.72
Yearly$26,760$40,930$55,570
Carson City, NVHourly$13.99$18.54$23.74
Yearly$29,100$38,560$49,370
Reno-Sparks, NVHourly$11.91$17.71$24.83
Yearly$24,780$36,830$51,640
Las Vegas-Paradise, NVHourly$12.17$17.18$22.77
Yearly$25,320$35,730$47,360
Other NevadaHourly$12.21$16.18$25.82
Yearly$25,400$33,660$53,710

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