Dental Assistant Programs in Utah

How to become a Dental Assistant in Utah

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Utah

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
UtahDavis Technical CollegeKaysvilleCODA

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

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Utah Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (801) 530-6632
Website: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/dentistry.html

Dental Assistant Salary in Utah

StateUtah
Average Salary$30,270
Hourly Wage$14.55
Top 10% of Earners$39,410
Bottom 10% of Earners$20,890
#'s Employed5,220

The average Dental Assistant salary in Utah is $30,270 –  19.6% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $14.55.

There are currently 5,220 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 Utah;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
UTCentral Utah nonmetropolitan area$29,600$14.2390
UTOgden-Clearfield, UT$32,220$15.491,180
UTEastern Utah nonmetropolitan area$31,720$15.25130
UTSouthwest Utah nonmetropolitan area$30,830$14.82130
UTSalt Lake City, UT$29,960$14.401,960
UTSt. George, UT$30,520$14.67260
UTLogan, UT-ID$28,120$13.52290
UTProvo-Orem, UT$28,330$13.621,050

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Utah

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants5,030$14.18$29,490
Physician Assistants990$47.14$98,050
Respiratory Therapists840$28.05$58,340
Dental Hygienists2,490$34.04$70,800
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers520$35.42$73,680
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics2,260$15.85$32,960
Pharmacy Technicians3,680$16.52$34,360
Surgical Technologists1,230$18.59$38,670
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians990$13.25$27,550
Home Health Aides2,880$11.76$24,450
Nursing Assistants10,680$11.52$23,960
Occupational Therapy Assistants80$28.63$59,540
Physical Therapist Assistants520$23.07$47,980
Massage Therapists1,300$16.30$33,910
Medical Assistants7,270$14.51$30,180
Medical Transcriptionists340$14.83$30,850
Phlebotomists1,010$13.01$27,060