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Get enrolled in to the best dental assistant programs in South Dakota will set your career up for success with the amazing growth allied health fields are having across South Carolina. Read on below to see how to go about becoming a South Carolina dental assistant.

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The Pathway to Becoming a Dental Assistant in South Carolina

Any procedures performed by a dental assistant in South Carolina that they can or cannot do on the job, even with supervision of a licensed dentist, and the educational requirements that they require are defined in the South Carolina’s dental practice act. The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) has made a easy to follow guide to see what those requirements and duties are here. All the basic procedures that are outlined in the South Carolina dental practice act can be performed by a dental assistant that is properly supervised even though they may not have any training on the duty or task.

Advanced procedures require that the dental assistant be qualified as an (EDDA) Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. An EDDA must graduate from proper CODA-accredited South Carolina dental assisting schools in South Carolina or another state and also must have a minimum of two years of continuous employment providing what is considered chairside dental assistance. Nitrous oxide conscious sedation monitoring is an EDDA function that demands that the EDDA complete a South Carolina Board-approved training, have a current CPR certification and also successfully pass a South Carolina Board test after the program.

CODA Approved Dental Assisting Classes in South Carolina

Aiken Technical College
P.O. Drawer 696 Aiken 29802

Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue Charleston 29423-8067

Midlands Technical College
P.O. Box 2408 Columbia 29202

Florence-Darlington Technical College
2715 W. Lucas Street P.O. Box 100548 Florence 29501-0548

Greenville Technical College
South Pleasantburg Avenue P.O. Box 5616 Station B Greenville 29606-5616

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
3500 Pampas Drive Myrtle Beach 29577

Tri-County Technical College
P.O. Box 587 7900 Highway 76 Pendleton 29670

York Technical College
Dental Health Professions Department
452 South Anderson Road Rock Hill 29730

Spartanburg Community College
Business Interstate 85 at New Cut Road P.O. Box 4386 Spartanburg 29305-4386

Dental Assistant Salary and Job Outlook in South Carolina

There were 3,970 people employed as dental assistants in South Carolina as of the year 2016. In a decade, it is predicted to grow to almost 4,780, which is 20.5%! See the salary data from in our table below for dental assistant salary in South Carolina.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
South CarolinaHourly$13.16$17.32$24.74
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SCHourly$15.22$20.31$25.15
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SCHourly$13.96$18.26$23.64
Florence, SCHourly$12.42$18.24$24.59
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SCHourly$13.74$17.91$28.73
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SCHourly$13.47$17.40$27.44
Spartanburg, SCHourly$13.49$17.07$23.08
Pee Dee South CarolinaHourly$13.88$17.00$19.43
Low Country South CarolinaHourly$12.80$16.76$22.65
Columbia, SCHourly$12.54$16.68$23.08
Sumter, SCHourly$12.55$15.43$19.14
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SCHourly$10.75$15.33$20.20
Upper Savannah South CarolinaHourly$12.55$15.07$24.88
Lower Savannah South CarolinaHourly$10.85$14.56$22.34

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