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If you are even thinking about going to one of the wonderful dental assistant programs in New Jersey, you will want to read our article below! We get in to deep detail on what to expect in training, how to go about getting your certification, what certifications are available to you, how to get started and much more! There is a ton of room for new dental assistants in the healthcare field in New Jersey and we showcase the job for you below!

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How you can Become a New Jersey Dental Assistant

All dental professionals in New Jersey are regulated and overseen by the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs. They have mandated that all unregistered dental assistants have the ability to perform basic supportive dental procedures (chairside functions) under the direct supervision by a licensed dentist in the state of New Jersey.

Under the New Jersey legislation the (RDA) Registered Dental Assistant must be registered with the Board and has the ability to perform expanded functions on patients. We walk you through how to become an RDA below.

(RDA) Registered Dental Assistant – Be a HS graduate or equivalent, pass the DANB CDA Certification examination, or the (COA) Certified Orthodontic Assistant Exam. All candidates will also have to have either two years experience, pass the NJ Expanded Duties – General Exam or graduate from a CODA approved dental assisting training program.

CODA Approved Dental Assistant Courses in New Jersey

Fortis Institute-Wayne
201 Willbrook Boulevard 2nd Floor Wayne 07470

Burlington County Institute of Technology
695 Woodlane Road Westhampton 08060
609-267-4226 x8174

Camden County College
College Drive P.O. Box 200 College Drive Blackwood 08012
856-227-7200 x4471

Cape May County Technical Institute
188 Crest Haven Road Cape May Court House 08210
609-380-0200 x132

Camden County College
College Drive P.O. Box 200 College Drive Blackwood 08012
856-227-7200 x4490

Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Ave. Edison 08818
732-548-6000x 2580

Eastern International College
684 Newark Avenue Jersey City 07306
(201) 630-2079

Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road Paramus 07652

Rowan College at Burlington County
601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road Pemberton 08068

Outlook for Dental Assisting Pay and Jobs New Jersey?

Check out our table for NJ dental assisting salary below and know that there will be an 11% growth in opportunities for dental assistants across New Jersey over the next decade!

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
New JerseyHourly$12.84$19.96$27.80
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJHourly$15.08$20.89$28.73
Camden, NJ Metropolitan DivisionHourly$13.15$20.75$23.95
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan DivisionHourly$11.87$19.85$28.13
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJHourly$15.99$19.68$28.12
Ocean City, NJHourly$13.69$19.26$28.50
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan DivisionHourly$11.20$18.38$23.94
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJHourly$10.19$17.03$23.31
Trenton-Ewing, NJHourly$10.81$16.31$22.54

Local New Jersey Dental Assisting Training Options