Idaho Training Options in Dental Assisting

Job opportunities in Idaho for persons with dental assisting qualifications are excellent, and look to continue in rude health in the medium-to-long term. [Seguir leyendo en español]

Employment growth is predicted to be 5.1% in the ten year period to 2026.

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Requirements

At the basic level, dental assistants who work under the supervision of a licensed dentist have no specific educational requirements.

If however, you wish to involve yourself in dental procedures beyond the basic, you should look to become a dental assistant who is Board-qualified in expanded functions.

To do this you will either need to hold a current national DANB certification or complete a course in the fundamentals of dental assisting that has been approved by the Idaho State Board of Dentistry.

In order to practice dental anesthesia, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, you must also pass an approved exam.

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Salaries in Idaho

In 2016, Dental Assistants in the state of Idaho were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to earn an average annual salary of $34,840, which is equivalent to $16.75 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Boise City, ID840$17.74$36,900
Coeur d'Alene, ID200$17.62$36,640
Idaho Falls, ID260$16.06$33,400
Lewiston, ID-WA70$18.51$38,490
Logan, UT-ID310$13.14$27,340
Pocatello, ID140$14.84$30,880

College Listings

Boise City, ID

Milan Institute-Boise

8590 W. Fairview Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83704-8320
(208) 672-9500
https://milaninstitute.edu/career-programs/dental-assistant/

Milan Institute’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Boise, ID. This private, for-profit college has about 104 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years.The retention rate of full-time students at this college is over 80%. Tuition fees at this college are about $12,468 per year. Tuition for out-of-state students is $12,468.

College of Western Idaho

5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, Idaho 83687
(208) 562-3000
http://cwidaho.cc/program/dental-assisting

The Associate’s program at College of Western Idaho is offered at their campus in Nampa in Canyon County. Most of the school’s 9,107 students are on 2-year programs. Annual fees for in-district students are $3,264, while fees for in-state and out-of-state students are $4,264 and $7,200 respectively.

College of Western Idaho

5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, Idaho 83687
(208) 562-3000
http://cwidaho.cc/program/dental-assisting

The Certificate program at College of Western Idaho is taught at their Nampa campus. The college has around 9,107 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Annual fees for in-district students are $3,264, while fees for in-state and out-of-state students are $4,264 and $7,200 respectively.

Idaho Falls, ID

Eastern Idaho Technical College

1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404-5788
(208) 524-3000 x3371
https://www.eicc.edu/future-students/our-programs/dental-assisting/

Eastern Idaho Technical College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Idaho Falls, ID. This public college has approximately 702 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $2,342 per year. Tuition for students from outside the state of Idaho is $7,992.

Twin Falls, ID

College of Southern Idaho

315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 733-9554
http://hshs.csi.edu/dental_assistant/

The Certificate program at College of Southern Idaho is taught at their Twin Falls campus. The college has approximately 9,266 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Yearly fees for in-district students are $2,640, while fees for in-state and out-of-state students are $3,640 and $6,720 respectively.

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