Dental Assistant Programs in Maine

How to become a Dental Assistant in Maine

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

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

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 Maine

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
MaineUniversity of MaineBangorCODA

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

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Maine Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (207) 287-2595

Dental Assistant Salary in Maine

Average Salary$40,990
Hourly Wage$19.71
Top 10% of Earners$52,890
Bottom 10% of Earners$31,400
#'s Employed1,190

The average Dental Assistant salary in Maine is $40,990 –  8.9% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $19.71.

There are currently 1,190 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 Maine;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
MEBangor, ME$43,340$20.84150
MELewiston-Auburn, ME$41,450$19.9370
MESouthwest Maine nonmetropolitan area$39,700$19.09370
MENortheast Maine nonmetropolitan area$38,330$18.43160
MEPortland-South Portland, ME$41,150$19.78410

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Maine

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants3,210$31,900
Physician Assistants940$102,550
Respiratory Therapists430$56,580
Dental Hygienists1,260$63,200
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers290$77,050
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1,640$33,090
Pharmacy Technicians1,810$30,140
Surgical Technologists460$43,470
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians740$33,390
Home Health Aides3,060$23,930
Nursing Assistants8,330$25,210
Occupational Therapy Assistants120$48,500
Physical Therapist Assistants210$50,410
Massage Therapists280$39,420
Medical Assistants350$33,040
Medical Transcriptionists540$29,840