Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist Training in Hawaii

Career prospects in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene are promising nationwide, with strong growth expected in both professions. [Seguir leyendo en español]

Growth in Hawaii is anticipated by the Department of Labor to be a little slower than the national average, with dental assisting job numbers expected to increase in the 10 years to 2022 by 5.7% and dental hygiene job numbers to increase by 13.3% over the same period.

Requirements

In Hawaii, the responsibility for ensuring dental assistants are adequately trained rests with the supervising licensed dentist. Supervising dentists are obliged to ensure that their assistants are trained in sterilization and disinfection procedures, ethics, record keeping and patient confidentiality and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Training must be provided by an organization approved by the Hawaii Board of Dental Examiners, and meet OSHA and Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health, CDC and ADA prevention standards.

To become a dental hygienist in the state of Hawaii, you must be at least 18 years of age, be a graduate of a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program, pass the National Board Exam, the ADEX dental examination, and be certified in the administration of intra-oral infiltration local anesthesia and intra-oral block anesthesia from an accredited school or certification program.

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Salaries in Hawaii

Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistants in the state of Hawaii can expect to earn an average of $33,180 annually or $15.95 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Honolulu, HI1,120$15.95$33,180

Dental Hygienist Salaries by Area

The average salary for Dental Hygienists in Hawaii, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $67,000, or $32.21 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Honolulu, HI830$32.21$67,000
 

Dental Assisting

Urban Honolulu, HI

Heald College-Honolulu

1500 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
http://www.heald.edu/healthcare/dental-assisting

Dental Hygiene

Urban Honolulu, HI

University of Hawaii at Manoa

2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2217
(808) 956-8975
http://www.nursing.hawaii.edu/dentalhygiene

The University of Hawaii at Manoa at Honolulu offers a Bachelor program in Dental Hygiene. This program of study is accredited by the ADA. This is a full, 4-year private college with 20,426 students, of which 72% are undergraduates. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $9,904 per year. The fees for students from outside the state of Hawaii are $27,472.

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

University of Hawaii Maui College

310 Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Hawaii 96732-1643
(808) 984-3500
http://maui.hawaii.edu/dental/dental-hygiene/

The University of Hawaii Maui College at Kahului offers a Dental Assistant Associate’s program. This program of study is accredited by the ADA. The college has around 4,382 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $2,670 per year. The fees for students from outside Hawaii are $7,422.

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