North Dakota Training Programs

There is boom in healthcare jobs in the US and this is no less true in the area of dental assisting. North Dakotans can expect robust growth in this profession in the coming decade. [Seguir leyendo en español]

In the ten years to 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics foresees growth of 15.7% in dental assisting jobs in North Dakota.

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Requirements

Every dental assistant in North Dakota must hold a current certificate in CPR. Other than that, there are no educational requirements for basic chairside assisting procedures.

A Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA) in the state of North Dakota, is a person who additionally has passed the DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE), completed 16 hours of continuing education, completed 650 hours of dental assistance instruction which includes on-the-job training, and passed an exam on state dental practice laws and regulations.

To become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), you must have passed DANB’s national Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) exam, or graduated from a Board-approved o CODA-accredited dental assisting program. You must also pass an exam on the state dental practice laws and regulations, and provide verification of having completed an infection control course.

You can also become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) qualified to apply pit and fissure sealants if you have qualified as an RDA and completed a Board-approved sealant class.

To become a dental hygienist in North Dakota, you must be a graduate of a ADA-accredited dental hygiene school, and pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam, a CITA, CRDTS or WREB clinical exam and a jurisprudence exam.

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Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

Dental Assistants in the state of North Dakota were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to have earned in 2016 an average annual salary of $46,640, which is equivalent to $22.43 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Bismarck, ND150$21.40$44,510
Fargo, ND-MN230$20.80$43,250
Grand Forks, ND-MN110$20.29$42,200

College Listings

For information on dental hygiene programs in North Dakota, see this page.

Wahpeton, ND-MN

North Dakota State College of Science

800 N 6th St, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002
(701) 671-2403
https://www.ndscs.edu/academics/things-to-know-academics/academic-clusters-departments/allied-dental-education/options-allied-dental-education/#option:dental-assisting-a.a.s.-degree

The Associate’s program at North Dakota State College of Science is offered at their campus in the town of Wahpeton. This program of study is ADA accredited. This public college has around 3,066 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $4,094 per year, while the fees for students from other states are $9,902.

North Dakota State College of Science

800 N 6th St, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002
(701) 671-2403
https://www.ndscs.edu/academics/things-to-know-academics/academic-clusters-departments/allied-dental-education/options-allied-dental-education/#option:dental-assisting-certificate

North Dakota State College of Science’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the town of Wahpeton, ND. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association. The college has around 3,066 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $4,094 per year. The fees for students from outside the state of North Dakota are $9,902.

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