Become a Dental Assistant in Nevada

If you’re planning on starting a new career in dental assisting you have picked a great moment. There is strong demand in Nevada and across the US, and that demand is predicted to grow significantly this decade. [Seguir leyendo en español]

Nationwide, demand for dental assistants is expected to grow by 19.5% in the 10 years to 2026, although that growth in Nevada will weaker at around 16.1%.

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Requirements

There are no specific requirements for dental assistants to be either registered or certified in Nevada. Responsibility for the supervision and adequate training of assistants rests with the licensed dentist in this state.

Similarly, the operation of radiographic equipment and the performance of dental x-ray procedures by dental assistants are not licensed by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners. The licensed dentist is responsible for, and must sign a sworn affidavit to the effect of the proper training of supervised staff.

For information on dental hygiene schools and state requirements see this page

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Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

The average salary for Dental Assistants in Nevada in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $36,350, or $17.48 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Carson City, NV50$18.59$38,660
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV1,810$17.08$35,530
Reno, NV510$18.35$38,170

College Listings

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Institute of Professional Careers

4472 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 734-9900
http://www.dentalassistanttraininginlasvegasnv.com/

The Certificate program at Institute of Professional Careers is taught at their Las Vegas campus. The college has approximately 10 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years.The Dental Assisting program, with a duration of 750 months, is the college’s largest program. Tuition fees at this school are approximately $11,350 per year, while out-of-state students will pay $11,350.

Northwest Career College

7398 Smoke Ranch Road, Ste 100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
(702) 254-7577
https://www.northwestcareercollege.edu/dental-assisting.html

Northwest Career College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Las Vegas, NV. This private, for-profit college has around 132 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college’s retention rate for full-time students is over 80%. The dental assistant program has annual tuition fees of $10,763 and material costs of $892. The average completion time for the program is 24 months.

Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas

3333 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
(702) 458-9650
https://pmi.edu/programs/certificate/dental-assistant

The Certificate program at Pima Medical Institute is taught at their Las Vegas campus. The majority of the school’s 1,089 students are on 2-year programs. Annual fees for the dental assisting program are $11,562 and books and supplies costs of $714. On average the program takes 8 months to complete.

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