Dental Assistant Programs in DC

Over 500 people were employed as dental assistants in the Washington DC in 2018. [Seguir leyendo en español]

This number is expected to grow robustly over the coming years. Specifically, the 10 year growth to 2026 in dental assisting jobs is expected to be 19.4%.

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Requirements

The DC Board of Dentistry defines Level I and Level II Dental Assistants and requires registration for both. (See this guide for allowable and prohibited Duties of each).

Level I dental assistants must be high school graduates or hold a GED certificate. Additionally they must complete a Board-approved course in dental radiography.

Level II dental assistants must furthermore have completed a dental assisting education program that is approved by either the Board or the ADA’s Commission for Dental Accreditation (CODA).

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Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistants in the state of Washington, DC earned an average of $49,220 annually or $23.66 per hour in 2018.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV6,740$21.22$44,150

Colleges

Currently, there are no CODA-accredited dental assisting programs in Washington DC. However, there are extensive options available in neighboring states of Virginia and Maryland, or a little further afield in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. You can also find information on dental hygiene schools in DC here.

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