Dental Assistant Programs in Nevada

How to become a Dental Assistant in Nevada

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Nevada

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
NevadaCollege of Southern NevadaLas VegasCODAhttp://sites.csn.edu/health/dental.html#DHA
NevadaTruckee Meadows Community CollegeRenoCODAhttp://www.tmcc.edu/dental-hygiene/

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Nevada. 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 Nevada 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 Nevada.

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Nevada Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (702) 486-7044
Website: http://dental.nv.gov/

Dental Assistant Salary in Nevada

StateNevada
Average Salary$36,650
Hourly Wage$17.62
Top 10% of Earners$48,610
Bottom 10% of Earners$24,590
#'s Employed2,650

The average Dental Assistant salary in Nevada is $36,650 –  2.6% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $17.62.

There are currently 2,650 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 Nevada;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
NVSouth Nevada nonmetropolitan area$40,420$19.4390
NVCarson City, NV$39,450$18.9760
NVReno, NV$40,860$19.64460
NVNorth Nevada nonmetropolitan area$36,930$17.76120
NVLas Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV$35,370$17.011,930

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Nevada

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants2,820$35,030
Physician Assistants550$124,180
Respiratory Therapists990$70,120
Dental Hygienists1,510$89,190
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers440$75,870
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1,300$44,320
Pharmacy Technicians3,130$33,790
Surgical Technologists810$60,770
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians680$33,540
Home Health Aides1,590$25,680
Nursing Assistants5,440$32,710
Occupational Therapy Assistants160$100,830
Physical Therapist Assistants460$52,570
Massage Therapists1,680$28,500
Medical Assistants5,920$31,740
Medical Transcriptionists350$32,430
Phlebotomists880$35,080