Dental Assistant Programs in Wisconsin

How to become a Dental Assistant in Wisconsin

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Wisconsin

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
WisconsinFox Valley Technical CollegeAppletonCODAhttp://www.fvtc.edu/
WisconsinNortheast Wisconsin Technical CollegeGreen BayCODAhttp://www.nwtc.edu
WisconsinBlackhawk Technical CollegeJanesvilleCODA
WisconsinGateway Technical CollegeKenoshaCODA
WisconsinWestern Technical CollegeLa CrosseCODA
WisconsinWisconsin Indianhead Technical CollegeRice LakeCODA

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

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Wisconsin Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (608) 266-2112
Website: https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Dentistry/Default.aspx

Dental Assistant Salary in Wisconsin

StateWisconsin
Average Salary$38,450
Hourly Wage$18.49
Top 10% of Earners$50,000
Bottom 10% of Earners$27,960
#'s Employed5,860

The average Dental Assistant salary in Wisconsin is $38,450 –  2.2% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $18.49.

There are currently 5,860 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 Wisconsin;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
WIMadison, WI$40,710$19.57630
WISheboygan, WI$39,050$18.78120
WINortheastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area$36,910$17.75390
WIFond du Lac, WI$37,980$18.2690
WIGreen Bay, WI$41,340$19.87320
WIWausau, WI$38,200$18.36180
WILa Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN$37,380$17.97180
WIJanesville-Beloit, WI$36,460$17.53160
WISouth Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area$39,120$18.81400
WIAppleton, WI$37,070$17.82320
WINorthwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area$34,530$16.6090
WIEau Claire, WI$37,380$17.97200
WIMilwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI$38,680$18.601,900
WIWestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area$33,530$16.12220
WIRacine, WI$33,840$16.27160
WIOshkosh-Neenah, WI$37,440$18.00180

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Wisconsin

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants5,570$17.72$36,850
Dental Hygienists4,980$30.67$63,800
Surgical Technologists2,530$24.29$50,530
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1,950$15.49$32,220
Nursing Assistants33,340$13.18$27,420