Dental Assistant Programs in North Dakota

How to become a Dental Assistant in North Dakota

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in North Dakota

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
North DakotaNorth Dakota State College of ScienceWahpetonCODAhttps://www.ndscs.edu/

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

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North Dakota Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (333) 333-3333
Website:

Dental Assistant Salary in North Dakota

StateNorth Dakota
Average Salary$45,600
Hourly Wage$21.93
Top 10% of Earners$64,330
Bottom 10% of Earners$33,310
#'s Employed730

The average Dental Assistant salary in North Dakota is $45,600 –  21.2% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $21.93.

There are currently 730 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 North Dakota;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
NDWest Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area$45,770$22.0190
NDBismarck, ND$44,960$21.61150
NDGrand Forks, ND-MN$45,330$21.79130
NDFar East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area$47,500$22.84not known
NDFargo, ND-MN$46,750$22.47270
NDFar West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area$42,220$20.3090
NDEast Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area$42,290$20.3360

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in North Dakota

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

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants690$20.19$42,000
Physician Assistants300$53.82$111,940
Respiratory Therapists290$24.50$50,960
Dental Hygienists640$31.01$64,510
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers100$31.18$64,840
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1,050$15.06$31,330
Pharmacy Technicians690$17.64$36,690
Surgical Technologists320$19.09$39,700
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians170$16.40$34,110
Home Health Aides1,270$14.50$30,160
Nursing Assistants7,060$14.19$29,520
Occupational Therapy Assistants80$22.07$45,900
Physical Therapist Assistants120$21.90$45,560
Massage Therapists110$21.61$44,960
Medical Assistants680$15.98$33,240
Medical Transcriptionists480$16.74$34,810
Phlebotomists600$13.13$27,300