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The following chart includes mean salaries for dental assistants in major areas of Michigan's upper peninsula:

Area Median Salary 
Alger $36,892
Ontonagon $37,301
Houghton $37,535
Marquette $37,769
Menominee $37,769
Bark River $37,840
Escanaba $37,840
Iron Mountain  $37,840
Ishpeming  $37,840
Schoolcraft $38,127

Like learning any skill, becoming a dental assistant takes some hard work! However, compared to many other careers, dental assisting in Wisconsin requires no formal education, degree, or license. As long as you are motivated and ready to learn, our hands-on program will give you all the training you need to get a good job.

No. To someone just visiting a dental office, it may be hard to tell the difference, but each position has different requirements and duties. Dental hygienists generally have an associate’s degree (some continue their education for a bachelor’s or master’s degree) and take a state exam to get a license. While a dental assistant generally works alongside a dentist, dental hygienists often work one-on-one with patients.

Yes. Dental assistants are in the top 30 most in demand occupations in Wisconsin, with an approximate annual growth of 2.1%.

No, dental assistants do not need a license in Wisconsin. While many dental offices will train DAs on the job, they love hiring dental assistants who already have the skills and knowledge they need to do the job.

Our Wisconsin Dental Assistant School tuition costs $3,980, which must be paid in full before the start of class to reserve your spot. The required textbooks are $180, and the optional workbook costs $46. Students must also purchase at least one ceil blue lab jacket and scrub bottoms.

Contact us to arrange dental assistant school financing options.

Although there is no special certification, license, or education required for dental assistants in Wisconsin, most dentists want to hire someone who is already trained by an accelerated program like ours.

Most of our graduates are hired as dental assistants within a few weeks of completing the 10-week course.

According to statistics from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014, dental assistants earn between $24,580 and $49,540 depending on education, experience, location, and other factors. The median annual salary is $35,390 (half of all dental assistants earn more and half earn less than this number).

The career outlook is very good and the projected outlook on top of that is a 30% increase through the year 2020, as stated by the Dental Assistant National Board.

The grading is 50% from written quizzes, and 50% from hands-on clinical performance. An overall grade of 70% is required for successful course completion.

The written quizzes are true/false, multiple choice, and word matching.

A solid color of light blue (ceil blue) lab jacket and pants are required for women and men. Shoes should be predominantly white or black and cover your feet entirely. No large holes or open backs are permitted in shoes. Scrubs and clean white or black tennis shoes are worn to all 10 Saturdays. Shop dental assistant school uniform online now.

Cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check, debit card, major credit cards.

Yes. Speak to a director about financial arrangements.


Classes are held three times per year. Contact us for the next start date. Spots fill quickly!

Our website has an application page that is short and easy to fill out. Once submitted, a staff member will be contacting you soon.

You will receive a Course Completion Certificate and a Dental Assistant Pin at the course completion. The Certificate shows that you successfully completed this State of Wisconsin Approved Course in Chairside Dental Assisting.

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A Dental Assistant will work in a highly respected profession in a professional environment in healthcare. Most Dental Assisting careers are weekday positions and daytime hours.

Most Dental Assistants work for General Dentists. Many graduates also work in specialty dental practices, like orthodontics, pediatrics, oral surgery or endodontics. Others have also accepted positions in a Dental Lab, Dental Insurance Company, or a business office position in a dental office.

A Chairside Dental Assistant in a dental practice will be working with the dentist and the dental team. She/he will have duties such as: chairside assisting the dentist with instrument passing and suctioning, taking dental x-rays, sterilization and disinfection procedures, impressions and more…. It is helpful to have multi-tasking skills, organizational skills, and above average hand-eye coordination.