Vermont Dental Hygiene Programs

Dental assisting and dental hygiene are fast-growing fields throughout the US, and Vermont follows that trend. Advanced training in either area will help you to access higher salaries and to meet the comparatively high cost of living in this state. [Seguir leyendo en español]

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an increase in dental assistant jobs of 11.5% in the decade to 2022. For dental hygienists, this figure is 18.6%.

Requirements

The Vermont Board of Dental Examiners is the body responsible for registering and licensing dentists and their auxiliary staff at all levels, in compliance with the state dental act. All dental assistants and dental hygienists in Vermont must take an Emergency Office Procedure course.

The Traditional Dental Assistant is a person who is working in a dental office and is notified to the Board. Such notification must take place within 30 days of employment.

A DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with State Certification is a person who has taken the national DANB CDA exam, is employed by a Vermont licensed dentist and is registered with the Board.

To become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) you must be a DANB Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or have successfully completed a formal program in each of the desired expanded functions on a CODA-accredited dental assisting program. A licensed dental hygienist may also apply to perform expanded functions.

For a summary of permitted and prohibited duties for each class of dental assistant, see this guide.

To become a dental hygienist in Vermont, you must have a diploma or certificate in dental hygiene from an accredited dental hygiene program and have earned passing scores in the National Board Exam, a jurisprudence exam and in a Board-approved regional clinical exam. You must also have completed the Emergency Office Procedure course.

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Salaries in Vermont

Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

Dental Assistants in the state of Vermont are reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to earn an average annual salary of $39,260, which is equivalent to $18.87 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington, VT220$19.15$39,830

Dental Hygienist Salaries by Area

Dental Hygienists in the state of Vermont are reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to earn an average annual salary of $63,780, which is equivalent to $30.66 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington, VT230$29.44$61,240
 

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Dental Hygiene

Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT

Vermont Technical College

1 Main Street, Randolph Center, Vermont 05061-0500
(802) 728-1000
http://www.vtc.edu/academics/program/dental-hygiene-0

The Bachelor’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Randolph Center campus, which is accredited by the American Dental Association. The college has around 1,645 students in total, with the majority of students on 4-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $12,494 per year. The fees for students from outside the state of Vermont are $23,006.

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