Find Training for Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Careers in Wyoming

On this page you will find detailed information on colleges and universities offering programs in dental assisting and dental hygiene in the state of Wyoming, and the requirements for becoming a licensed professional. [Seguir leyendo en español]

There are excellent opportunities for new professionals in these fields, as demand for health care workers rises generally, and as dentists delegate more responsibilities to their auxiliary staff. Add to that, Wyoming’s fast-growing population and you have the recipe for a great job environment.

Anticipated employment growth in the 10 years to 2022 for dental assistants is 16.1% and for dental hygienists 24%.

Requirements

The registration and licensure of dental professionals in the state of Wyoming is the responsibility of the Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners, and the laws and regulations are laid out in the state’s dental practice act.

At the basic level, dental assistants may be trained either by the licensed dentist who supervises them, or on an accredited dental program.

To become a Dental Assistant Qualified in Placement of Pit and Fissure Sealants in Wyoming you are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours of clinical and classroom education in pit and fissure sealants taken through a Board-approved and/or CODA-accredited dental assisting or dental hygiene program.

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Salaries in Wyoming

Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

Dental Assistants in the state of Wyoming are reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to have earned an average annual salary of $34,670 in 2016, which is equivalent to $16.67 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Casper, WY100$17.68$36,770
Cheyenne, WY100$18.56$38,610

Dental Hygienist Salaries by Area

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, Dental Hygienists in the state of Wyoming earned an average of $68,810 annually or $33.08 per hour.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Casper, WY80$29.89$62,160
Cheyenne, WY130$34.31$71,370

Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton
Wyoming, 82501
Website: www.cwc.edu/

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