Find Dental Assisting and Hygiene Programs in Kansas

If you’re planning on joining the ranks of dental assistants or of dental hygienists, you couldn’t have picked a better time. Both nationally and in the state of Kansas, robust growth is predicted in these two career areas. [Seguir leyendo en español]

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics carries out forecasting for employment in all areas of the workforce, and in its study for the ten years to 2024 it predicts an increase in the number of dental assistants of 9.7% and of hygienists of 17.1%

Requirements

Compared with other states, licensing regulation in Kansas for dental assisting roles is not cumbersome. For basic supportive dental procedures, there are no specific training requirements.

The Kansas Dental Board does differentiate the Dental Assistant with expanded duties training. To perform Coronal Polishing, the dental assistant must receive appropriate training from a licensed dentist. For Coronal Scaling, you must complete a Board approved training course. To assist in the administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide and/or oxygen, you must hold a current CPR certification and complete a Board-approved program with at least 16 hours clinical and didactic instruction incorporating theory of pain control, pharmacology, medical history, anatomy and emergencies and complications.

Dental assistants may legally perform radiographic procedures and operate dental x-ray equipment with a specific license.

See this guide to See Allowable and Prohibited Duties.

To become a dental hygienist in Kansas you must be at least 18 years of age and have completed a CODA-approved dental hygiene program. To gain a license by examination, you must have passed the National Board Exam and a clinical exam held by CRDTS, SRTA, NERB, WREB, CITA, or by State Boards.

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Salaries in Kansas

Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

In 2016, Dental Assistants in the state of Kansas were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to earn an average annual salary of $35,070, which is equivalent to $16.86 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Kansas City, MO-KS2,090$17.75$36,920
Lawrence, KS130$15.64$32,520
Manhattan, KS90$17.87$37,180
St. Joseph, MO-KS70$16.37$34,040
Topeka, KS220$17.75$36,920
Wichita, KS630$17.82$37,060

Dental Hygienist Salaries by Area

The average salary for Dental Hygienists in Kansas in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $65,730, or $31.60 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Kansas City, MO-KS1,600$33.42$69,510
Lawrence, KS120$38.57$80,220
Manhattan, KS70$35.09$72,990
St. Joseph, MO-KS50$36.19$75,280
Topeka, KS**$31.24$64,970
Wichita, KS660$29.65$61,680

Dental Assisting

Emporia, KS

Flint Hills Technical College

3301 W 18th St, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5957
(620) 343-4600 x1300
https://www.fhtc.edu/academics/program/dnac

Flint Hills Technical College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the town of Emporia, KS. The program is accredited by the ADA. The college has about 751 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Fees at the school are about $5,242 per year. Tuition for students from other states is $5,242.

Flint Hills Technical College

3301 W 18th St, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5957
(620) 343-4600 x1300
https://www.fhtc.edu/academics/program/dnac

The Associate’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Emporia campus. This program of study is accredited by the American Dental Association. Most of the school’s 751 students are on 2-year programs. Tuition fees at the college are about $5,242 per year. The fees for students from outside the state of Kansas are $5,242.

Salina, KS

Salina Area Technical College

2562 Centennial Road, Salina, Kansas 67401
(785) 309-3100
http://www.salinatech.edu/dental-assistant.html

The Associate’s program at Salina Area Technical College is offered at their campus in the town of Salina. This program of study is accredited by the American Dental Association. This public college has around 432 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Fees at the school are around $4,517 per year. Fees for students from other states are $4,517.

Wichita, KS

Wichita Area Technical College

4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100, Wichita, Kansas 67226
(316) 677-9400
http://watc.edu/dental-assistant/

The Associate’s program at Wichita Area Technical College is offered at their campus in Wichita in Sedgwick County. Most of the school’s 2,677 students are on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $7,042 per year. Tuition for students from outside the state of Kansas is $8,450.

Dental Hygiene

Kansas nonmetropolitan area

Colby Community College

1255 S Range, Colby, Kansas 67701
(785) 462-3984
http://www.colbycc.edu/academics/associate-of-applied-science/dental-hygienist/

The Associate’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Colby campus. This private, not-for-profit college has approximately 1,444 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $3,136 per year. The fees for out-of-state students are $4,864.

Kansas City, MO-KS

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1299
(913) 469-8500
http://www.jccc.edu/dentalhygiene/

The Associate’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Overland Park campus. This program of study is accredited by the American Dental Association. Most of the school’s 20,421 students are on 2-year programs. Yearly tuition fees for in-district students are $2,550, while fees for in-state and out-of-state students are $3,000 and $5,940 respectively.

Wichita, KS

Wichita State University

1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124
(316) 978-3456
http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=DH&p=/bsdh/

The Bachelor’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Wichita campus. This program of study is accredited by the ADA. Of the 14,716 students, about 18% are postgraduates. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $6,926 per year. The fees for students from outside the state of Kansas are $14,960.

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