Dental Assistant Programs in Kansas

How to become a Dental Assistant in Kansas

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Kansas

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
KansasFlint Hills Technical CollegeEmporiaCODAhttps://www.fhtc.edu/web/majors/details/hyg
KansasLabette Community CollegeParsonsCODA
KansasSalina Area Technical CollegeSalinaCODA
KansasWichita Area Technical CollegeWichitaCODA

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

Still haven’t found what you are looking for? You might also be interested in exploring dental hygiene programs in Kansas.

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Kansas Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (866) 620-7326
Website: http://www.dental.ks.gov/

Dental Assistant Salary in Kansas

StateKansas
Average Salary$35,610
Hourly Wage$17.12
Top 10% of Earners$49,750
Bottom 10% of Earners$23,210
#'s Employed2,860

The average Dental Assistant salary in Kansas is $35,610 –  5.4% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $17.12.

There are currently 2,860 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 Kansas;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
KSLawrence, KS$37,530$18.05100
KSTopeka, KS$38,020$18.28260
KSManhattan, KS$38,340$18.43100
KSSoutheast Kansas nonmetropolitan area$31,510$15.15270
KSNortheast Kansas nonmetropolitan area$30,710$14.76320
KSWichita, KS$35,190$16.92730
KSNorthwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area$32,080$15.42110
KSSouthwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area$30,480$14.6590

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Kansas

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants2,81016.71$34,750
Physician Assistants1,00046.18$96,060
Respiratory Therapists1,10024.39$50,720
Dental Hygienists1,97033.41$69,480
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers56032.04$66,650
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics2,74014.23$29,600
Pharmacy Technicians4,08014.38$29,910
Surgical Technologists87019.05$39,620
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians56014.37$29,900
Home Health Aides5,94011.12$23,130
Nursing Assistants21,89011.54$23,990
Occupational Therapy Assistants44028.28$58,810
Physical Therapist Assistants1,06025.99$54,060
Massage Therapists51014.43$30,020
Medical Assistants4,66014.53$30,220
Medical Transcriptionists84014.94$31,070
Phlebotomists83013.92$28,950