Dental Assistant Programs in New York

How to become a Dental Assistant in New York

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in New York

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
New YorkEducational Opportunity Center at State University of New York BuffaloBuffaloCODAhttp://www.buffalo.edu
New YorkMonroe Community CollegeRochesterCODAhttp://www.monroecc.edu

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

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New York Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (333) 333-3333
Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/

Dental Assistant Salary in New York

StateNew York
Average Salary$37,170
Hourly Wage$17.87
Top 10% of Earners$52,370
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,970
#'s Employed20,370

The average Dental Assistant salary in New York is $37,170 –  1.2% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $17.87.

There are currently 20,370 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 York;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
NYDutchess County-Putnam County, NY$44,360$21.33390
NYCentral New York nonmetropolitan area$42,510$20.44240
NYIthaca, NY$41,650$20.0280
NYBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY$37,160$17.861,000
NYAlbany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$39,580$19.03810
NYSyracuse, NY$35,730$17.18900
NYEast Central New York nonmetropolitan area$36,550$17.5790
NYSouthwest New York nonmetropolitan area$36,510$17.55300
NYElmira, NY$32,600$15.6740
NYNassau County-Suffolk County, NY$41,150$19.783,880
NYWatertown-Fort Drum, NY$34,460$16.57130
NYKingston, NY$37,770$18.16130
NYGlens Falls, NY$32,340$15.55110
NYUtica-Rome, NY$34,710$16.69190
NYBinghamton, NY$37,400$17.98260
NYCapital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area$32,410$15.58230
NYNew York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA$39,160$18.8322,640
NYNew York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ$37,780$18.1615,170
NYRochester, NY$37,830$18.191,090

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in New York

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants19,580$35,770
Physician Assistants11,760$102,020
Respiratory Therapists5,830$69,590
Dental Hygienists10,760$72,920
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers4,780$68,980
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics14,250$38,940
Pharmacy Technicians17,720$31,920
Surgical Technologists5,180$51,530
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians4,520$40,810
Home Health Aides162,240$23,370
Nursing Assistants98,500$33,390
Occupational Therapy Assistants2,370$56,130
Physical Therapist Assistants4,450$52,500
Massage Therapists4,610$62,980
Medical Assistants23,970$34,280
Medical Transcriptionists2,870$36,950
Phlebotomists5,780$38,100