Dental Assistant Programs in Georgia

How to become a Dental Assistant in Georgia

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Georgia

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
GeorgiaAlbany Technical CollegeAlbanyCODA
GeorgiaAthens Technical College-Allied Health and NursingAthensCODAhttp://www.athenstech.edu/dentalassisting
GeorgiaAtlanta Technical CollegeAtlantaCODAhttp://www.atlantatech.edu
GeorgiaAugusta Technical CollegeAugustaCODA
GeorgiaColumbus Technical CollegeColumbusCODAhttp://www.columbustech.edu
GeorgiaSouthern Crescent Technical CollegeGriffinCODA
GeorgiaGwinnett Technical CollegeLawrencevilleCODAhttp://www.gwinnetttech.edu/programs/dental-assisting/
GeorgiaLanier Technical CollegeOakwoodCODAhttp://www.laniertech.edu/AcademicPrograms/LTCPrograms.aspx?id=12
GeorgiaGeorgia Northwestern Technical CollegeRockmartCODA
GeorgiaSavannah Technical CollegeSavannahCODAhttp://www.savannahtech.edu/academics/all-programs/dental-assisting/
GeorgiaOgeechee Technical CollegeStatesboroCODA
GeorgiaWiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeValdostaCODAhttp://www.wiregrass.edu/academics/program.php?id=669

Listed above are some of the top CODA accredited programs in Georgia. 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 Georgia 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 Georgia.

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Georgia Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (800) 436-7442
Website: http://gbd.georgia.gov/

Dental Assistant Salary in Georgia

StateGeorgia
Average Salary$36,980
Hourly Wage$17.78
Top 10% of Earners$49,930
Bottom 10% of Earners$24,800
#'s Employed9,900

The average Dental Assistant salary in Georgia is $36,980 –  1.7% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $17.78.

There are currently 9,900 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 Georgia;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
GANorth Georgia nonmetropolitan area$39,140$18.82260
GAColumbus, GA-AL$34,300$16.49280
GASavannah, GA$34,730$16.70330
GARome, GA$35,410$17.0270
GAAthens-Clarke County, GA$36,310$17.46160
GAAtlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA$38,570$18.556,400
GAMiddle Georgia nonmetropolitan area$32,520$15.63240
GAHinesville, GA$34,740$16.7080
GAAugusta-Richmond County, GA-SC$36,110$17.36740
GAValdosta, GA$30,800$14.81140
GAWarner Robins, GA$38,290$18.41140
GASouth Georgia nonmetropolitan area$30,240$14.54330
GAEast Georgia nonmetropolitan area$27,980$13.45100
GAGainesville, GA$34,610$16.64200
GAMacon, GA$30,160$14.50210
GADalton, GA$31,250$15.03100
GABrunswick, GA$30,960$14.8970
GAAlbany, GA$29,400$14.13100

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Georgia

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants9,770$17.31$36,010
Physician Assistants3,170$46.41$96,530
Respiratory Therapists3,840$25.72$53,500
Dental Hygienists5,160$30.22$62,860
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,580$29.28$60,910
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics9,130$15.89$33,050
Pharmacy Technicians11,460$13.69$28,470
Surgical Technologists3,250$18.92$39,350
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians2,540$14.35$29,850
Home Health Aides9,300$10.08$20,960
Nursing Assistants34,750$10.89$22,650
Occupational Therapy Assistants620$27.64$57,500
Physical Therapist Assistants1,670$26.25$54,610
Massage Therapists1,840$14.64$30,440
Medical Assistants20,740$14.43$30,020
Medical Transcriptionists1,830$15.92$33,120
Phlebotomists3,690$14.54$30,240