Dental Assistant Programs in Idaho

How to become a Dental Assistant in Idaho

It is a great time to pursue a career as a dental assistant in Idaho 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 Idaho below.

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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Idaho

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
IdahoCollege of Western IdahoBoiseCODA
IdahoCarrington College of BoiseBoiseCODA

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Idaho. 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 Idaho and surrounding states on the map below.

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Idaho Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (208) 334-2369

Dental Assistant Salary in Idaho

Average Salary$34,620
Hourly Wage$16.64
Top 10% of Earners$47,030
Bottom 10% of Earners$25,520
#'s Employed2,210

The average Dental Assistant salary in Idaho is $34,620 –  8% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.64.

There are currently 2,210 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 Idaho;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
IAAmes, IA$46,150$22.1970
IADes Moines-West Des Moines, IA$45,150$21.71550
IACedar Rapids, IA$43,360$20.84380
IAWaterloo-Cedar Falls, IA$37,870$18.21220
IASioux City, IA-NE-SD$40,030$19.25170
IAIowa City, IA$38,490$18.50240
IANortheast Iowa nonmetropolitan area$38,730$18.62190
IANorthwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area$38,440$18.48210
IADavenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL$37,170$17.87350
IASoutheast Iowa nonmetropolitan area$34,530$16.60340
IADubuque, IA$35,280$16.96200
IASouthwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area$37,510$18.04150

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Idaho

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants1,850$16.25$33,790
Physician Assistants1,010$36.94$76,830
Respiratory Therapists500$26.25$54,600
Dental Hygienists1,460$34.84$72,460
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers340$31.94$66,440
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1,090$16.61$34,550
Pharmacy Technicians1,700$15.65$32,550
Surgical Technologists680$20.71$43,080
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians510$13.29$27,640
Home Health Aides2,800$10.44$21,710
Nursing Assistants7,030$11.70$24,340
Occupational Therapy Assistants70$28.06$58,360
Physical Therapist Assistants320$24.23$50,390
Massage Therapists310$16.71$34,760
Medical Assistants3,030$14.62$30,420
Medical Transcriptionists450$16.38$34,060