Dental Assistant Programs in Maryland

How to become a Dental Assistant in Maryland

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

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

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 Maryland

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
Marylandagerstown Community CollegeHagerstownCODA

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

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Maryland Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (410) 402-8501

Dental Assistant Salary in Maryland

Average Salary$41,820
Hourly Wage$20.10
Top 10% of Earners$58,720
Bottom 10% of Earners$27,810
#'s Employed5,870

The average Dental Assistant salary in Maryland is $41,820 –  11.1% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $20.10.

There are currently 5,870 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 Maryland;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
MDSilver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD$47,450$22.811,570
MDSalisbury, MD-DE$45,200$21.73260
MDCalifornia-Lexington Park, MD$43,350$20.84100
MDBaltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD$40,620$19.532,680
MDHagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV$37,540$18.05210
MDUpper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area$43,050$20.7080
MDCumberland, MD-WV$34,400$16.5490

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Maryland

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Physician Assistants2,760$90,360
Respiratory Therapists1,650$65,900
Dental Hygienists3,390$81,750
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,100$72,760
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics4,710$40,740
Pharmacy Technicians6,980$31,830
Surgical Technologists1,930$51,600
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians2,250$35,330
Home Health Aides10,640$24,270
Nursing Assistants28,270$28,740
Occupational Therapy Assistants640$63,640
Physical Therapist Assistants1,520$57,730
Massage Therapists1,730$49,230
Dental Assistants5,500$39,260
Medical Assistants10,610$34,120
Medical Transcriptionists610$36,330