Vermont Dental Assistant Programs
Dental assisting is a fast-growing field 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 1.9% in the decade to 2026.
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.
Dental Assistant Salaries by Area
Dental Assistants in the state of Vermont are reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to have earned an average annual salary of $42,640 in 2018, which is equivalent to $20.50 per hour.
|Area||Total Employed||Mean Hourly Wage||Mean Annual Salary|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||220||$20.37||$42,370|