Dental Assistant Programs in Delaware

It is a great time to pursue a career as a dental assistant in Delaware 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 Delaware below.

How to become a Dental Assistant in Delaware

  1. Graduate from a dental assistant program in Delaware
  2. Fulfill any Delaware licensing requirements for Dental Assistants
  3. Dental assistant income and employment in Delaware
  4. Delaware career comparisons for Dental Assistants

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

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 Delaware

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
DelawareDawn Career InstituteNewarkDANBwww.dawncareerinstitute.edu
DelawareDelaware Technical Community CollegeWilmingtonDANB
DelawareHarris School of BusinessWilingtonDANB

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Delaware. 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 Delaware and surrounding states on the map below.

Still haven’t found what you are looking for? You might also be interested in exploring dental hygiene programs in Delaware.

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Delaware Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (302) 744-4500
Website: http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/dental/index.shtml

Dental Assistant Salary in Delaware

StateDelaware
Average Salary$41,090
Hourly Wage$19.76
Top 10% of Earners$59,030
Bottom 10% of Earners$24,270
#'s Employed810

The average Dental Assistant salary in Delaware is $41,090 –  9.2% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $19.76.

There are currently 810 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 Delaware;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
DEWilmington, DE-MD-NJ$41,040$19.73620
DEDover, DE$37,910$18.23170

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Delaware

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants810$18.34$38,150
Physician Assistants410$52.77$109,760
Respiratory Therapists380$29.22$60,790
Dental Hygienists670$35.31$73,450
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers150$34.57$71,910
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1,460$17.97$37,370
Pharmacy Technicians1,280$14.58$30,330
Surgical Technologists330$21.51$44,730
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians320$14.85$30,890
Home Health Aides1,850$13.90$28,910
Nursing Assistants5,140$13.63$28,360
Occupational Therapy Assistants80$29.61$61,580
Physical Therapist Assistants210$28.12$58,490
Massage Therapists130$23.52$48,930
Medical Assistants1,840$14.88$30,950
Medical Transcriptionists160$15.63$32,510
Phlebotomists590$17.42$36,240