Dental Assistant Programs in Hawaii

How to become a Dental Assistant in Hawaii

It is a great time to pursue a career as a dental assistant in Hawaii given the strong jobs growth in the sector. The Bureau for Labor Statistics has predicted that the number of dental assisting jobs in the USA will grow by a massive 19% between 2016 and 2026.

In order to become a dental assistant in the USA most states will require you to graduate from an accredited program and to pass additional state level or national certification exams. Find out more about becoming a Dental Assistant in Hawaii below.


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Listed below are some of the top dental assisting and related programs nearest to you in Hawaii.

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Hawaii

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
HawaiiKapi'olani Community CollegeHonoluluCODA

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Hawaii. For more entry level and post secondary Dental Assisting options you can also view all DANB accredited programs.

Click on the ‘Request Information’ link for each school and enter your details to receive information on their dentistry programs and admissions data.

You can also view results for schools offering Dental Assisting programs in Hawaii and surrounding states on the map below.

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Hawaii Dental Assistant License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Hawaii law that you obtain a license to work as a dental assistant there. The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division governs the licensing of dental assistants in Hawaii. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (808) 587-3295
Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/

Dental Assistant Salary in Hawaii

StateHawaii
Average Salary$37,290
Hourly Wage$17.93
Top 10% of Earners$49,600
Bottom 10% of Earners$27,270
#'s Employed1,590

The average Dental Assistant salary in Hawaii is $37,290 –  almost 1% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $17.93.

There are currently 1,590 persons employed as dental assistants in the state.

The table below provides a breakdown of salaries and employment of dental assistants across the main towns, cities and non metro areas in Hawaii;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
HIUrban Honolulu, HI$38,110$18.321,210
HIKahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI$38,950$18.73140
HIHawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area$32,080$15.42230

*Updated May 2018 to allow for the most recent BLS data released in March 2018.

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Hawaii

The table below provides a comparison between income and employment for dental assistants with related healthcare careers in Hawaii;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants1,620$16.59$34,500
Physician Assistants180$43.19$89,830
Respiratory Therapists320$31.91$66,360
Dental Hygienists960$35.00$72,790
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers170$36.62$76,160
Pharmacy Technicians1,810$17.42$36,220
Surgical Technologists360$26.17$54,440
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians340$14.96$31,110
Home Health Aides3,920$12.70$26,410
Nursing Assistants5,110$14.80$30,780
Occupational Therapy Assistants60$25.41$52,850
Physical Therapist Assistants320$18.70$38,900
Massage Therapists1,540$21.63$44,980
Medical Transcriptionists140$15.64$32,520
Phlebotomists680$16.47$34,270