Utah Dental Assisting Programs

Thanks to a fast growing population in Utah, especially in the metropolitan areas of Provo-Orem, Logan and St. George, job prospects are improving apace and this is no less true in the area of dental assisting. [Seguir leyendo en español]

In fact, the growth in employment in this profession in Utah is among the highest in the country.

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By 2026, there are expected to be 6,810 dental assistants in the state, representing an increase of 29% during the decade.

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Requirements

To work as a dental assistant in Utah there are no educational requirements, other than obligation to have Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification and a current CPR certification.

In order to improve access to higher paying jobs, and to increase options for working in other states, further education such as attending a CODA-accredited dental assisting program, or taking the national DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification is extremely helpful. These programs will set you on course in the application of best practice.

For further information, contact the Utah Dentist and Dental Hygiene Licensing Board.

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Salaries in Utah

The average salary for Dental Assistants in Utah in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $31,280, or $15.04 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Logan, UT-ID310$13.14$27,340
Ogden-Clearfield, UT1,100$14.68$30,530
Provo-Orem, UT1,050$15.33$31,880
Salt Lake City, UT2,050$14.68$30,520
St. George, UT200$13.64$28,370

Dental Assisting

Logan, UT-ID

Bridgerland Applied Technology College

1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah 84321

(435) 753-6780

Bridgerland Applied Technology College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Logan, UT. This public college has approximately 865 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Annual fees for the dental assisting program are $2,457 and books and supplies costs of $1,720. The average completion time for the program is 12 months.

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College

200 N Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84404-4089

(801) 627-8300

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Ogden, UT. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association. The majority of the school’s 2,803 students are on 2-year programs. Fees at the school are around $4,091 per year. The fees for out-of-state students are $4,091.

Salt Lake City, UT

Fortis College-Salt Lake City

3949 S 700 E Ste 150, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

(801) 713-0915

https://www.fortis.edu/campuses/utah/salt-lake-city/dental-assisting.html

Fortis College offer a diploma an associate’s program at their campus in Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, UT. The college has approximately 388 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. Fees at this college are approximately $14,363 per year. Tuition for out-of-state students is $14,363.

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