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Dental Assisting Program Overview

Students in Carrington College’s Dental Assisting program begin with a broad base of knowledge on subjects ranging from anatomy of the head and mouth to sterilization techniques to front-office operations. Students’ progress to learning specific skills and building their understanding of dental procedures performed in dental offices. As they near the end of their studies, Dental Assisting students complete an externship.

Pay Projection
The median national salary for dental assistants in May 2020 was $41,180 or $19.80 per hour.1
Employment Projection
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment will grow 7% between 2019 and 2029.2
Program Length
As few as 9 months (Certificate of Achievement) or 16 months (Associate Degree)

1. For detailed regional information please visit Be advised, salary for entry level positions may be lower than the national average.

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at (visited June 01, 2021). Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2019-2029 and may not reflect local economic conditions.

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I do believe that choosing Carrington to start my career was my best decision. I had help from very experienced instructors in the field, so I learned the book strategies and real-life strategies to help me along the way.

Tannya M.
Dental Assisting
Graduate 2018

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