Dental Assistant Programs in Connecticut

How to become a Dental Assistant in Connecticut

It is a great time to pursue a career as a dental assistant in Connecticut given the strong jobs growth in the sector. The Bureau for Labor Statistics has predicted that the number of dental assisting jobs in the USA will grow by a massive 19% between 2016 and 2026.

In order to become a dental assistant in the USA most states will require you to graduate from an accredited program and to pass additional state level or national certification exams. Find out more about becoming a Dental Assistant in Connecticut below.

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Listed below are some of the top dental assisting and related programs nearest to you in Connecticut.

Get started today in a few easy steps. Simply click on the green ‘Get Admissions Info’ button for each school to receive more information on course curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition, financial assistance etc.

Top Dental Assistant Schools in Connecticut

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
ConnecticutManchester Community CollegeManchesterCODA
ConnecticutLincoln College of New EnglandSouthingtonCODA
ConnecticutAmerican InstituteWest HartfordDANB
ConnecticutPorter and Chester InstituteBranfordDANB
ConnecticutPorter and Chester InstituteEnfieldDANB
ConnecticutPorter and Chester InstituteRocky HillDANB
ConnecticutPorter and Chester InstituteStratfordDANB
ConnecticutPorter and Chester InstituteWatertownDANB
ConnecticutRidley-Lowell Business & Technical InstituteNew LondonDANB
ConnecticutThree Rivers Community CollegeNorwichDANB

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Connecticut. For more entry level and post secondary Dental Assisting options you can also view all DANB accredited programs.

Click on the ‘Request Information’ link for each school and enter your details to receive information on their dentistry programs and admissions data.

You can also view results for schools offering Dental Assisting programs in Connecticut and surrounding states on the map below.

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Connecticut Dental Assistant License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Connecticut law that you obtain a license to work as a dental assistant there. The Connecticut State Dental Commission governs the licensing of dental assistants in Connecticut. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Dental Assistant Salary in Connecticut

Average Salary$43,800
Hourly Wage$21.06
Top 10% of Earners$57,160
Bottom 10% of Earners$32,410
#'s Employed4,030

The average Dental Assistant salary in Connecticut is $43,800 –  16.4% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $21.06.

There are currently 4,030 persons employed as dental assistants in the state.

The table below provides a breakdown of salaries and employment of dental assistants across the main towns, cities and non metro areas in Connecticut;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
CTConnecticut nonmetropolitan area$47,050$22.6240
CTNorwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI$44,970$21.62270
CTNew Haven, CT$44,920$21.60680
CTHartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$43,130$20.731,470
CTBridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$44,610$21.45960
CTDanbury, CT$40,890$19.66300
CTWaterbury, CT$42,910$20.63210

*Updated May 2018 to allow for the most recent BLS data released in March 2018.

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Connecticut

The table below provides a comparison between income and employment for dental assistants with related healthcare careers in Connecticut;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants3,850$19.79$41,150
Physician Assistants1,890$53.46$111,200
Physical Therapists3,780$41.32$85,940
Respiratory Therapists1,170$31.51$65,530
Dental Hygienists3,850$38.87$80,860
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,110$35.71$74,280
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3,200$22.22$46,220
Pharmacy Technicians3,560$16.26$33,830
Surgical Technologists980$25.66$53,380
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1,600$18.20$37,850
Home Health Aides7,900$12.95$26,940
Nursing Assistants21,750$15.33$31,890
Occupational Therapy Assistants480$29.00$60,310
Physical Therapist Assistants520$24.81$51,610
Massage Therapists1,210$25.28$52,580
Medical Assistants7,090$17.20$35,780
Medical Transcriptionists710$20.02$41,630