Find Dental Assisting Programs in Oklahoma

This site provides in-depth information on training options for dental assistants. On this page you will find details of licensure requirements for this profession as well as program listings in the state of Oklahoma. [Seguir leyendo en español]

Now is a great moment to start a career in dental assisting in Oklahoma, as job growth is predicted to be over 8.6% this decade (10 years to 2026).

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Requirements

All dental assistants in Oklahoma are required to obtain a permit from the state Board within 30 days of taking up employment in this role. Responsibility for adequate training rests with the supervising licensed dentist.

To perform Coronal Polishing/Topical Fluoride application, apply Sealants or monitor the administration of Nitrous Oxide, a dental assistant must earn the status of Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA). To gain this status the dental assistant must complete expanded duty training in the function they wish to perform at a CODA-accredited dental assisting program.

Additionally, for Coronal Polishing/Topical Fluoride application, you must complete a minimum 14-hour Board-approved course which incorporates a clinical component. For Sealants, you will first need to attain the Coronal Polishing/Topical Fluoride permit and complete a minimum 12-hour Board-approved course which incorporates a clinical component. For Nitrous Oxide, you must complete a minimum 12-hour Board-approved course.

The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry is currently drawing up requirements for the newly created title Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant.

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Dental Assistant Salaries by Area

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistants in the state of Oklahoma earned an average of $36,550 annually or $17.57 per hour in 2018.

AreaTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Lawton, OK160$15.04$31,280
Oklahoma City, OK1,370$13.33$27,730
Tulsa, OK1,020$15.15$31,520

College Listings

Get Detailed Information Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Enid, OK

Autry Technology Center

1201 W Willow, Enid, Oklahoma 73703-2506
(580) 242-2750
https://autrytech.edu/dental-assisting/

The Certificate program at Autry Technology Center is taught at their Enid campus. The majority of the school’s 589 students are on 2-year programs. Fees at the school are around $3,270 per year. The fees for out-of-state students are $3,270.

Oklahoma City, OK

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

12777 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73142-2789
(405) 717-7799
http://www.francistuttle.edu/Media/Website%20Resources/PDFs/CourseCatalog/Health_Dent_ASST.pdf

Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s diploma program is offered at their campus in the city of Oklahoma City, OK. This public college has about 2,024 students in total, with most students on programs that last under 2 years.Fees at this college are about $1,770 per year. The fees for students from outside the state of Oklahoma are $1,770.

Platt College-Central OKC

309 S Ann Arbor, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73128-1112
(405) 946-7799
https://plattcolleges.edu/programs/dental-assistant/

The Certificate program at Platt College is taught at their Oklahoma City campus. Most of the school’s 248 students are on 2-year programs. The dental assistant program has annual tuition fees of $15,420. On average the program takes 10 months to complete.

Rose State College

6420 S E 15th, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110-2799
(405) 733-7311
https://www.rose.edu/content/academics/academic-divisions/health-sciences/dental-assisting/

The Associate’s degree program is imparted at the college’s Midwest City campus. This program of study is accredited by the American Dental Association. Most of the school’s 7,956 students are on 2-year programs. In-state tuition is approximately $3,104 per year. The fees for students from outside Oklahoma are $9,346.

Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area

Western Technology Center

2605 E. Main, Weatherford, OK 73096
(580) 774-0224
https://www.westtech.edu/full-time/weatherford/dental-assisting/

Western Technology Center’s diploma program is offered at their campus in Burns Flat in Washita County, OK. The college has approximately 402 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years.Fees at the college are approximately $4,449 per year, while tuition for out-of-state students is $4,449.

Tulsa, OK

Community Care College

4242 South Sheridan, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145
(919) 610-0027
https://communitycarecollege.edu/programs/dental-assisant/

The Associate’s program at Community Care College is offered at their campus in the city of Tulsa. The majority of the school’s 679 students are on 2-year programs. The dental assistant program has annual tuition fees of $13,357 and material costs of $1,005. On average the program takes 8 months to complete.

Platt College-Tulsa

3801 S Sheridan, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145
(918) 663-9000
https://plattcolleges.edu/programs/dental-assistant/

The Certificate program at Platt College is offered at their campus in the city of Tulsa. This private, for-profit college has approximately 528 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. Annual tuition fees for the dental assisting program are $15,420. The average completion time for the program is 10 months.

Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus

3420 S Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145-1390
(918) 828-1000
https://tulsatech.edu/classes/fulltime/dental-assisting/

The Certificate program at Tulsa Technology Center is offered at their campus in the city of Tulsa. This public college has approximately 1,076 students in total, with the majority of students on programs that last under 2 years.Annual tuition fees for the dental assisting program are $3,214 and books and supplies costs of $775. On average the program takes 12 months to complete.

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