Dental Assisting/Assistant Program

In United States, 545 schools offer Dental Assisting/Assistant program. The average tuition & fees at the schools is $12,794. The average annual age after completing Dental Assisting/Assistant program is $73,325.

2020 Average Tuition for Dental Assisting/Assistant Programs

Total 545 schools offer the Dental Assisting/Assistant programs. Its average tuition & fees is $12,794. In public schools, the tuition & fees is $5,160 for State residents and $8,198 for out-of-state students. In private schools the costs for the Dental Assisting/Assistant program is $17,945.
2020 Tuition & Fees of Dental Assisting/Assistant programs
Tuition & Fees
In-State (public schools)$5,160
Out-of-State (public schools)$8,198
Private schools$17,945
Average$12,794

What is Dental Assisting/Assistant Program?

Dental Assisting/Assistant is A program that prepares individuals to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice.

Average Income after Completing Dental Assisting/Assistant Program

The annual average wage after completing Dental Assisting/Assistant is $73,325 and hourly $19.98. This statistics is based on the employment and wage data (May 2019) from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Next table shows the possible occupation and job list with average income having Dental Assisting/Assistant degree/certificate.
Average Income of Dental Assisting/Assistant Career
Occupation/Job TitleHourly WageAnnul Wage
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary$121,620
Health Teachers, Postsecondary$112,850
Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other$42.82$89,060
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary$83,160
Miscellaneous Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners$37.93$78,900
Dental Hygienists$37.13$77,230
Dental Laboratory Technicians$21.31$44,330
Medical Appliance Technicians$21.25$44,200
Dental Assistants$19.79$41,170
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians and Medical Appliance Technicians$19.58$40,730

Dental Assisting/Assistant Career Schools

Coastal Alabama Community College

Public, 2-4 years
Bay Minette, AL

Tuition: $8,850
Population: 6,653
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George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

Public, 2-4 years
Hanceville, AL

Tuition: $8,850
Population: 4,763
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John C Calhoun State Community College

Public, 2-4 years
Tanner, AL

Tuition: $8,930
Population: 8,278
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Lawson State Community College

Public, 2-4 years
Birmingham, AL

Tuition: $8,850
Population: 2,823
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H Councill Trenholm State Community College

Public, 2-4 years
Montgomery, AL

Tuition: $8,760
Population: 1,526
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Carrington College-Phoenix North

Private, 2-4 years
Phoenix, AZ

Tuition: $14,763
Population: 986
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Eastern Arizona College

Public, 2-4 years
Thatcher, AZ

Tuition: $9,120
Population: 4,392
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Mohave Community College

Public, 2-4 years
Kingman, AZ

Tuition: $6,972
Population: 3,654
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Phoenix College

Public, 2-4 years
Phoenix, AZ

Tuition: $7,854
Population: 9,538
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Pima Community College

Public, 2-4 years
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: $7,566
Population: 15,544
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Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque

Private, 2-4 years
Albuquerque, NM

Tuition: $14,770
Population: 606
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Rio Salado College

Public, 2-4 years
Tempe, AZ

Tuition: $7,854
Population: 17,362
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Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock

Private, Less than 2 years
Little Rock, AR

Tuition: $12,000
Population: 80
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Arkansas Northeastern College

Public, 2-4 years
Blytheville, AR

Tuition: $4,054
Population: 1,358
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University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College

Public, 2-4 years
North Little Rock, AR

Tuition: $6,900
Population: 4,810
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College of Alameda

Public, 2-4 years
Alameda, CA

Tuition: $7,695
Population: 5,107
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Allan Hancock College

Public, 2-4 years
Santa Maria, CA

Tuition: $7,482
Population: 10,248
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American Career College-Los Angeles

Private, 2-4 years
Los Angeles, CA

Tuition: $18,550
Population: 1,751
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Cerritos College

Public, 2-4 years
Norwalk, CA

Tuition: $10,026
Population: 20,406
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Chaffey College

Public, 2-4 years
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Tuition: $8,524
Population: 20,025
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020