Wisconsin Dental Assisting and Hygiene Training

Embarking now on a career in dental assisting or dental hygiene puts you in a great position to take advantage of the boom in the demand for health care professionals across the US. Such demand is also rising in Wisconsin. [Seguir leyendo en español]

The state is expected to see a 5.0% increase in demand for assistants and an 4.9% increase for hygienists the decade to 2024.

This page details the requirements for accessing those jobs and lists colleges and universities where you can find the necessary training.

Requirements

In Wisconsin, Dental Assistants are unlicensed. Unlicensed dental assistants may perform basic supportive procedures, providing chairside assistance to and under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. Responsibility for the appropriate training of dental assistant rests with the dentist, and they must maintain verifiable records of the training imparted.

The regulation of dentistry is governed by the Wisconsin’s dental act and licensing and registration is handled by the Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board.

To become a dental hygienist in Wisconsin, you must have a degree or a diploma from an accredited dental hygiene program, and have passing scores in the National Board and regional clinical exams. You must also hold a valid CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator ) certificate.

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Salaries in Wisconsin

Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

The average salary for Dental Assistants in Wisconsin in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $37,610, or $18.08 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Appleton, WI360$17.28$35,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI9,920$18.44$38,350
Duluth, MN-WI260$20.33$42,300
Eau Claire, WI200$17.17$35,710
Fond du Lac, WI90$18.24$37,930
Green Bay, WI270$21.44$44,590
Janesville-Beloit, WI120$17.32$36,030
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN180$17.84$37,110
Madison, WI660$18.80$39,100
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI1,750$17.87$37,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI3,760$23.29$48,430
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI200$18.73$38,950
Racine, WI150$16.17$33,630
Sheboygan, WI100$17.21$35,800
Wausau, WI170$18.47$38,420

Dental Hygienist Salaries by Area

The average salary for Dental Hygienists in Wisconsin in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $64,320, or $30.92 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Appleton, WI240$29.60$61,570
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI6,320$36.77$76,490
Duluth, MN-WI280$29.42$61,190
Eau Claire, WI170$33.23$69,120
Fond du Lac, WI60$31.83$66,210
Green Bay, WI320$30.95$64,380
Janesville-Beloit, WI100$31.70$65,930
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN180$31.48$65,480
Madison, WI680$31.92$66,400
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI1,390$31.15$64,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI3,360$35.13$73,070
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI120$30.66$63,770
Racine, WI60$30.81$64,090
Sheboygan, WI90$30.23$62,880
Wausau, WI190$29.47$61,300

Dental Assisting

Appleton, WI

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912-2277
(920) 735-5600
http://www.fvtc.edu/public/academics/degree.aspx?plan=31-508-1

Fox Valley Technical College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in Appleton in Outagamie County, WI. The program is ADA accredited. This public college has about 10,974 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $4,152 per year. Tuition for students from other states is $5,985.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Gateway Technical College

3520 30th Ave, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144-1690
(262) 564-2200
http://www.gtc.edu/programs/technical-diploma/dental-assistant

Gateway Technical College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in Kenosha in Kenosha County, WI. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association. The college has about 8,720 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition is approximately $3,889 per year. The fees for students from outside Wisconsin are $5,722.

Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Technical College

620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701-6162
(715) 833-6200
http://www.cvtc.edu/programs/program-catalog/Pages/Dental-Asst.aspx

Chippewa Valley Technical College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Eau Claire, WI. This public college has about 6,086 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition is approximately $3,692 per year. Tuition for out-of-state students is $4,689.

Green Bay, WI

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307-9042
(920) 498-5400
http://www.nwtc.edu/academics/degrees/health-sciences/dental/Pages/DentalAssistant.aspx

The Certificate program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is offered at their campus in the city of Green Bay. The program is ADA accredited. This public college has approximately 9,944 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $4,059 per year, while fees for out-of-state students are $5,892.

Janesville-Beloit, WI

Blackhawk Technical College

6004 County Road G, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-5009
(608) 758-6900
http://www.blackhawk.edu/HealthandHumanServices/DentalAssistant.aspx

The Certificate program at Blackhawk Technical College is offered at their campus in Janesville in Rock County. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association. The majority of the school’s 2,967 students are on 2-year programs. In-state tuition fees are approximately $3,842 per year. Fees for students from other states are $5,675.

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

Western Technical College

400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 785-9200
http://www.westerntc.edu/Programs/program.aspx?PROGRAM_NBR=315081

The Certificate program at Western Technical College is offered at their campus in the city of La Crosse. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association. Most of the school’s 4,798 students are on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $3,989 per year. Tuition for students from outside the state of Wisconsin is $5,822.

Madison, WI

Madison Area Technical College

1701 Wright St, Madison, Wisconsin 53704-2599
(608) 246-6100
http://madisoncollege.edu/program-info/dental-assistant

Madison Area Technical College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Madison, WI. This is a full, 4-year public college with 16,139 students, of which 100% are undergraduates. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $3,914 per year. Tuition for students from outside Wisconsin is $5,747.

Manitowoc, WI

Lakeshore Technical College

1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1414
(920) 693-1000
http://gotoltc.edu/programs/dentalAssistant/index.php

The Certificate program at Lakeshore Technical College is offered at their campus in Cleveland in Manitowoc County. The college has approximately 2,725 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $3,868 per year. The fees for students from outside Wisconsin are $5,701.

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 W State St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233-1443
(414) 297-6370
http://www.matc.edu/health_sciences/diplomas/dental-assistant.cfm

Milwaukee Area Technical College’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Milwaukee, WI. The majority of the school’s 18,118 students are on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $4,153 per year. The fees for students from outside Wisconsin are $5,986.

Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871-8727
(715) 468-2815
http://www.witc.edu/pgmpages/dentalasst/index.htm

The Certificate program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is offered at their campus in Shell Lake in Washburn County. Most of the school’s 3,596 students are on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $4,296 per year, while the fees for students from other states are $6,252.

Dental Hygiene

Appleton, WI

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912-2277
(920) 735-5600
http://www.fvtc.edu/public/academics/degree.aspx?plan=10-508-1

The Associate’s program at Fox Valley Technical College is offered at their campus in Appleton in Outagamie County. This program of study is ADA accredited. The majority of the school’s 10,974 students are on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $4,152 per year. Tuition for out-of-state students is $5,985.

Madison, WI

Madison Area Technical College

1701 Wright St, Madison, Wisconsin 53704-2599
(608) 246-6100
http://madisoncollege.edu/program-info/dental-hygienist

The Associate’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Madison campus. This program of study is accredited by the ADA. Of the 16,139 students, about 0% are postgraduates. Typical in-state tuition is approximately $3,914 per year, while out-of-state students will pay $5,747.

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 W State St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233-1443
(414) 297-6370
http://www.matc.edu/health_sciences/degrees/dental-hygiene.cfm

The Associate’s program at Milwaukee Area Technical College is taught at their Milwaukee campus. This program of study is accredited by the American Dental Association. The majority of the school’s 18,118 students are on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $4,153 per year. Tuition for students from other states is $5,986.

Wausau, WI

Northcentral Technical College

1000 Campus Dr, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401-1899
(715) 675-3331
http://www.ntc.edu/programs-courses/associate-degrees/health/105081

The Associate’s program at Northcentral Technical College is offered at their campus in the city of Wausau. This program of study is ADA accredited. This private, not-for-profit college has about 4,764 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition fees are approximately $4,025 per year, while students from other states will pay $5,858.

Green Bay, WI

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307-9042
(920) 498-5400
http://www.nwtc.edu/academics/degrees/health-sciences/dental/Pages/DentalHygienist.aspx

The Associate’s program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is offered at their campus in the city of Green Bay. This program of study is accredited by the American Dental Association. Most of the school’s 9,944 students are on 2-year programs. Typical in-state tuition is approximately $4,059 per year. Fees for students from other states are $5,892.

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Waukesha County Technical College

800 Main Street, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072-4601
(262) 691-5566
http://www.wctc.edu/programs-and-courses/health/dental-hygienist/index.php

The Associate’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Pewaukee campus. This program of study is accredited by the American Dental Association. The majority of the school’s 10,286 students are on 2-year programs. In-state tuition fees are approximately $3,885 per year, while the fees for students from other states are $5,718.

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

Western Technical College

400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
(608) 785-9200
http://www.westerntc.edu/programs/program.aspx?PROGRAM_NBR=105081

The Associate’s degree program is imparted at the college’s La Crosse campus. The majority of the school’s 4,798 students are on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $3,989 per year. Tuition for students from other states is $5,822.

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