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For anyone looking at enrolling in some of the wonderful accredited options for dental assistant training in New York, we have you 100% covered! From choosing an accredited NY dental assisting program to getting your certification, we cover all the necessary steps in the process. There is a very bright future for allied health work across the country and especially in the Empire State!

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How to Become a Dental Assistant in New York

In the state of New York, the New York State Board of Dentistry is responsible for all dental professions and they state that you are eligible for work as an unlicensed dental assistant with limited duties that must be done under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

New York offers a limited permit for dental assistants that are one year in length and must be renewed but are not guaranteed to be renewed. They can perform all the tasks and duties of a Certified Dental Assistant in New York but as stated the permit is only for one year. To earn the permit all candidates must be a minimum of 17 years old, have their H.S. diploma/GED, and they must have taken and successfully finished a NY Dentistry Board approved 1 year dental assisting training course that consists of a minimum of 24 semester hours along with a minimum of 200 hours of training in a clinical setting. The BOCES programs are are accepted by the board and can get you on the oath to a limited permit in New York.

Becoming a Fully Certified Dental Assistant in New York

If you want to go about becoming a New York State-Licensed Certified Dental Assistant it is a great rewarding decision. All candidates for the career certification will have to fulfill criteria established above for a Limited Permit Dental Assistant and must also pass the three components of the national (DANB) (CDA) Certified Dental Assistant exam. Those components are (RHS) Radiation Health and Safety, (ICE) Infection Control, and (GC) General Chairside. Another option is to pass the (NYPDA) New York Professional Dental Assisting Examination and take and pass the (DANB) RHS and ICE exams too.

Complete List of CODA Approved Dental Assisting Courses in NY

Educational Opportunity Center at State University of New York Buffalo
555 Ellicott Street Buffalo 14203-1707

Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road Rochester 14623-5780 585-292-2761

Broome Community College
P.O. Box 1017 Binghamton 13902 (607) 778-5393

Eugenio Maria De Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse Bronx 10451

New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street Brooklyn 11201-2983

Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road Farmingdale 11735

Plaza College
118-33 Queens Boulevard Forest Hills 11375
(718) 779-1430

Orange County Community College
115 South Street Middletown 10940

New York University College of Dentistry
345 East 24th Street New York 10010

Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road Rochester 14623-5780

SUNY at Canton School of Sciences, Health and Criminal Justice
125 Brookley Road Rome 13440
(315) 336-3484

Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue Troy 12180
(518) 629-7442

Erie Community College, North Campus
6205 Main Street Williamsville 14221-7095

Dental assisting Outlook for Jobs and Pay in New York

New York is going to see a 19% growth in new job openings across the state for dental assistants and the future looks real bright! See more about the salary and pay below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
New YorkHourly$10.73$17.33$24.54
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan DivisionHourly$13.92$20.82$26.52
Kingston, NYHourly$12.77$19.22$28.62
Rochester, NYHourly$14.38$18.16$24.88
Ithaca, NYHourly$13.08$17.90$27.77
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NYHourly$13.54$17.88$23.25
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NYHourly$12.84$17.73$23.38
Southwest New YorkHourly$13.66$17.59$23.25
Syracuse, NYHourly$12.72$16.85$22.42
Utica-Rome, NYHourly$12.47$16.55$21.21
Binghamton, NYHourly$12.28$16.30$27.65
East Central New YorkHourly$12.48$16.27$22.13
Elmira, NYHourly$12.41$16.22$19.20
Central New YorkHourly$13.00$15.76$20.77
Capital/Northern New YorkHourly$11.01$15.47$18.87
Glens Falls, NYHourly$11.13$15.19$23.63

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