Dental Assistant Programs in Indiana

How to become a Dental Assistant in Indiana

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


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

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 Indiana

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
IndianaIvy Tech Community CollegeAndersonCODA
IndianaIvy Tech Community CollegeColumbusCODA
IndianaUniversity of Southern IndianaEvansvilleCODAhttp://www.usi.edu/health/dental-hygiene
IndianaIndiana University Purdue UniversityFort WayneCODAhttp://www.ipfw.edu/departments/chhs/depts/dental/
IndianaIndiana University NorthwestGaryCODAhttp://www.iun.edu/dental
IndianaInternational Business CollegeIndianapolisCODA
IndianaIndiana University School of DentistryIndianapolisCODA
IndianaIvy Tech Community CollegeKokomoCODA
IndianaIvy Tech Community CollegeLafayetteCODA
IndianaIvy Tech Community CollegeSouth BendCODAhttp://www.ivytech.edu/dentalhygiene

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

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Indiana Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (317) 234-2054
Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/dental.htm

Dental Assistant Salary in Indiana

StateIndiana
Average Salary$39,070
Hourly Wage$18.78
Top 10% of Earners$52,240
Bottom 10% of Earners$27,090
#'s Employed6,150

The average Dental Assistant salary in Indiana is $39,070 –  3.8% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $18.78.

There are currently 6,150 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 Indiana;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
ILSpringfield, IL$44,000$21.15150
ILBloomington, IL$43,350$20.84150
ILNorthwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area$36,500$17.55290
ILChampaign-Urbana, IL$38,620$18.5790
ILChicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL$40,220$19.337,690
ILElgin, IL$38,340$18.43570
ILChicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI$39,570$19.0210,280
ILEast Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area$36,020$17.32(8) -
ILLake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI$39,760$19.121,200
ILPeoria, IL$37,990$18.27300
ILSouth Illinois nonmetropolitan area$32,800$15.77170
ILRockford, IL$34,720$16.69410
ILWest Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area$35,330$16.99280
ILKankakee, IL$38,750$18.6370
ILDecatur, IL$31,900$15.3490
ILCarbondale-Marion, IL$34,570$16.62100

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Indiana

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants5,550$17.33$36,050
Physician Assistants900$47.66$99,130
Respiratory Therapists3,310$25.98$54,040
Dental Hygienists5,040$32.22$67,020
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,010$30.93$64,330
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics5,220$15.37$31,960
Pharmacy Technicians9,070$13.98$29,070
Surgical Technologists2,600$20.31$42,230
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1,310$14.36$29,880
Home Health Aides12,680$10.62$22,090
Nursing Assistants30,150$11.70$24,330
Occupational Therapy Assistants1,200$27.55$57,300
Physical Therapist Assistants2,130$26.85$55,850
Massage Therapists1,040$16.69$34,720
Medical Assistants12,180$14.33$29,800
Medical Transcriptionists1,150$16.78$34,910
Phlebotomists2,590$14.79$30,770