Dental Assistant Programs in New Hampshire

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

How to become a Dental Assistant in New Hampshire

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

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 New Hampshire

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
New HampshireNHTI, Concord's Community CollegeConcordCODAhttp://www.nhti.edu/academics/programs-study/health-and-science-programs/dental-hygiene-degree

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

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New Hampshire Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (603) 271-4561
Website: http://www.nh.gov/dental/

Dental Assistant Salary in New Hampshire

StateNew Hampshire
Average Salary$47,170
Hourly Wage$22.68
Top 10% of Earners$62,670
Bottom 10% of Earners$34,430
#'s Employed1,310

The average Dental Assistant salary in New Hampshire is $47,170 –  25.4% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $22.68.

There are currently 1,310 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 New Hampshire;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
NHManchester, NH$46,820$22.51230
NHNashua, NH-MA$51,840$24.92340
NHCentral NH nonmetropolitan area$48,790$23.46190
NHWest Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area$44,740$21.51110
NHSouthwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area$47,460$22.82100
NHDover-Durham, NH-ME$43,740$21.03110
NHPortsmouth, NH-ME$45,730$21.99150
NHNorthern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area$37,660$18.1060

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in New Hampshire

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants1,360$45,480
Physician Assistants530$113,070
Respiratory Therapists360$62,330
Dental Hygienists1,210$78,290
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers200$75,870
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1,090$36,720
Pharmacy Technicians1,450$30,070
Surgical Technologists380$48,060
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians800$34,170
Home Health Aides1,570$26,670
Nursing Assistants8,620$29,740
Occupational Therapy Assistants150$52,690
Physical Therapist Assistants600$55,710
Massage Therapists420$40,890
Medical Assistants2,290$33,580
Medical Transcriptionists280$38,110
Phlebotomists680$35,090