Become a Dental Assistant in New Mexico
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Ensuring Students Have the Training They Need to Become a Dental Assistant in New Mexico
Whether you’re thinking about starting a new career in the dental industry, or simply want to make a change in your current profession, you’ll want to know the state requirements to be a dental assistant in New Mexico. You can get a job as a Dental Assistant right away in New Mexico! It is recommended that you complete a Dental Assisting program since most offices don’t have the time to train you right off the street. Dental Assistants that obtain a certificate earn a higher salary as well! our dental assisting programs in New Mexico are designed to teach you everything you need to know to assist your dentist, pass your exams, and be on the way to your new career!
What DANB exams are required in New Mexico?
RHS Exam (Radiation Health and Safety Exam)
Administered by the Dental Assisting National Board
Study by independent preparation or in a training course on radiation health and safety within the past 36 months, AND
Have assisted with or observed five cases of full mouth series intraoral radiographs (or five extraoral radiographs, if applying for limited certificate), AND
Pass the national DANB Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, AND
Apply to the NM Board of Dental Health Care for a training permit, valid for six months, AND
Pass a state radiography clinical exam, within six months of passing the DANB RHS exam, AND
Pass the New Mexico state jurisprudence exam (take-home), AND
Apply to the New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care for certification to perform radiography.
Career Paths for Dental Assistants in New Mexico
Dental assistants in New Mexico work alongside dentists and dental hygienists to provide dental care and help make a difference in people’s lives by restoring their oral health. Find your perfect career in an exciting, fast-paced field with competitive pay and benefits. We’re here to help you create the best possible future for yourself and your family.
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