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There are many wonderful choices for accredited dental assistant schools in Kentucky and we are going to showcase them all for you and show how you can get on the path to certification in Kentucky. Allied health careers in Kentucky is in the midst of tremendous growth and below we will break it all down for you too.

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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Kentucky

All dental professionals and dental assistant schools in Kentucky are regulated and overseen by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry. There are four levels of dental assistant in the state of Kentucky and we will break them all down for you below.

Dental Auxiliary – The dental auxillary position in Kentucky is the entry level dental assistant. All basic tasks can be done on the job with no necessary training requirements form the Kentucky Board of Nursing. All training is done on the job by the licensed dentist.

Registered Dental Assistant – Becoming a Registered Dental Assistant in Kentucky requires a CPR certificate and that the dental assistant is registered with the Kentucky Board of Dentistry. All required training must be done and kept up with by the employer of the Registered Dental Assistant.

Registered Dental Assistant qualified in coronal polishing – Requires all the demands listed above for the other levels of dental assisting plus the completion of an 8 hour CODA approved coronal polishing training program.

the Registered Dental Assistant qualified in IV placement – Requires all the above demands for registered dental assisting plus completing Board approved IV placement training in Kentucky.

Dental Assistant Programs in Kentucky That are Approved by CODA

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Drive Paducah 42001
(270) 534-3412

Western Kentucky University
1 Big Red Way Bowling Green 42101

Bluegrass Community and Technical College – Cooper Campus
Cooper Drive 330 Oswald Building Lexington 40506-0235

University of Louisville School of Dentistry
501 S. Preston Street Louisville 40292

Big Sandy Community and Tech College
One Bert T. Combs Drive Prestonsburg 41653

Dental Assistant Outlook for Salary and Jobs in Kentucky

Dental assistant salary in Kentucky is shown in the data table below from, the salary across Kentucky is very solid. The future growth in Kentucky for new job openings in dental assisting is at 12% which will drive new enrollment in to dental assistant programs in Kentucky to a very high level.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$12.24$17.76$25.00
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-INHourly$13.18$19.06$25.16
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-INHourly$14.07$18.35$26.03
Evansville, IN-KYHourly$13.69$18.34$24.15
Clarksville, TN-KYHourly$11.37$17.03$23.21
Lexington-Fayette, KYHourly$12.01$15.99$22.98
Bowling Green, KYHourly$10.81$15.77$19.01
Owensboro, KYHourly$11.87$15.22$19.19
West Central KentuckyHourly$10.99$14.91$21.81
Elizabethtown, KYHourly$11.10$14.89$19.16
East KentuckyHourly$9.93$14.73$18.46
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OHHourly$9.74$14.34$18.92
West KentuckyHourly$8.95$13.12$18.90
South Central KentuckyHourly$9.33$11.94$20.38

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