Dental Assistant Programs in Ohio

How to become a Dental Assistant in Ohio

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

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

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 Ohio

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
OhioHerzing UniversityAkronCODA
OhioFortis CollegeCuyahoga FallsCODA
OhioMiami-Jacobs Career CollegeSpringboroCODA
OhioEastern Gateway Community CollegeSteubenvilleCODA
OhioChoffin Career and Technical CenterYoungstownCODA

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

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Ohio Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (614) 466-2580

Dental Assistant Salary in Ohio

Average Salary$38,360
Hourly Wage$18.44
Top 10% of Earners$54,500
Bottom 10% of Earners$26,180
#'s Employed10,670

The average Dental Assistant salary in Ohio is $38,360 –  1.9% above the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $18.44.

There are currently 10,670 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 Ohio;

StateAreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed                     
OHDayton, OH$42,540$20.45770
OHNorth Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$38,350$18.44660
OHCincinnati, OH-KY-IN$39,430$18.962,330
OHWest Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$35,510$17.07370
OHToledo, OH$36,260$17.43560
OHSouthern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$37,850$18.20270
OHYoungstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA$35,140$16.90460
OHCleveland-Elyria, OH$36,190$17.401,680
OHColumbus, OH$41,650$20.022,240
OHAkron, OH$35,700$17.17620
OHLima, OH$34,890$16.77110
OHEastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$34,160$16.42250
OHSpringfield, OH$40,410$19.4390
OHCanton-Massillon, OH$33,340$16.03470
OHMansfield, OH$33,020$15.88130

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Ohio

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Assistants10,460$36,630
Physician Assistants2,750$104,920
Respiratory Therapists5,860$53,720
Dental Hygienists7,510$66,910
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers2,230$62,830
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics10,570$31,000
Pharmacy Technicians15,120$28,470
Surgical Technologists3,830$41,040
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians3,370$34,180
Home Health Aides65,010$20,980
Nursing Assistants67,900$25,150
Occupational Therapy Assistants2,860$57,570
Physical Therapist Assistants5,640$56,700
Massage Therapists2,080$35,770
Medical Assistants21,520$29,240
Medical Transcriptionists2,100$33,470