Dental Assistant Programs in New Jersey

How to become a Dental Assistant in New Jersey

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in New Jersey

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
New JerseyCamden County CollegeBlackwoodCODAhttp://camdencc.edu/academics/departments/dental/index.cfm
New JerseyCape May County Technical InstituteCape MayCODAhttp://www.capemaytech.com/dentalassistant
New JerseyFortis InstituteWayneCODA
New JerseyBurlington County Institute of TechnologyWesthamptonCODA

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

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New Jersey Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (973) 504-6405
Website: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/den/Pages/default.aspx

Dental Assistant Salary in New Jersey

StateNew Jersey
Average Salary$42,440
Hourly Wage$20.40
Top 10% of Earners$59,740
Bottom 10% of Earners$26,520
#'s Employed10,770

The average Dental Assistant salary in New Jersey is $42,440 –  12.8% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $20.40.

There are currently 10,770 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 Jersey;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
NJVineland-Bridgeton, NJ$43,890$21.10150
NJAtlantic City-Hammonton, NJ$46,520$22.36220
NJCamden, NJ$42,400$20.391,540
NJOcean City, NJ$44,560$21.4280
NJNewark, NJ-PA$42,670$20.513,200
NJTrenton, NJ$36,090$17.35700

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in New Jersey

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants9,640$40,000
Physician Assistants1,900$109,310
Respiratory Therapists3,050$71,160
Dental Hygienists6,420$82,720
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,830$73,760
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics7,960$35,370
Pharmacy Technicians9,230$31,770
Surgical Technologists2,030$49,530
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians2,870$34,400
Home Health Aides35,250$23,020
Nursing Assistants52,810$28,310
Occupational Therapy Assistants340$67,100
Physical Therapist Assistants1,270$62,490
Massage Therapists3,690$44,290
Medical Assistants16,100$34,340
Medical Transcriptionists1,170$40,660
Phlebotomists4,660$36,000