Dental Assistant Programs in Oklahoma

How to become a Dental Assistant in Oklahoma

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


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

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Top Dental Assistant Schools in Oklahoma

StateSchoolAreaAccrediting BodyWebsite 
OklahomaRose State CollegeMidwest CityCODAhttp://www.rose.edu/health-sciences/dental-hygiene
OklahomaMoore Norman Technology CenterNormanCODAhttp://mntc.edu/welcome
OklahomaMetro Technology Center, Health Careers CenterOklahoma CityCODA
OklahomaFrancis Tuttle Technology CenterOklahoma CityCODA
OklahomaWestern Technology CenterWeatherfordCODA

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

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Oklahoma Dental Assistant License Requirements

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

Phone: (405) 522-4844
Website: https://www.ok.gov/dentistry/

Dental Assistant Salary in Oklahoma

StateOklahoma
Average Salary$35,180
Hourly Wage$16.91
Top 10% of Earners$47,140
Bottom 10% of Earners$26,270
#'s Employed3,930

The average Dental Assistant salary in Oklahoma is $35,180 –  6.5% below the national average.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.91.

There are currently 3,930 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 Oklahoma;

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Oklahoma City, OK$36,400$17.501,500
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area$35,910$17.26110
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area$34,460$16.57330
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area$32,180$15.47210
Enid, OK$29,130$14.0190
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area$34,470$16.57280
Lawton, OK$34,220$16.45160
Tulsa, OK$35,460$17.051,060

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

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Oklahoma

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Physician Assistants1,450$102,600
Respiratory Therapists1,170$52,260
Dental Hygienists1,790$71,260
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers840$65,630
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3,460$29,350
Pharmacy Technicians5,380$29,330
Surgical Technologists1,400$38,270
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians840$31,480
Home Health Aides8,060$23,550
Nursing Assistants17,880$22,890
Occupational Therapy Assistants550$58,750
Physical Therapist Assistants1,100$55,450
Massage Therapists440$38,440
Dental Assistants4,360$33,420
Medical Assistants7,880$28,770
Medical Transcriptionists450$33,980
Phlebotomists1,250$29,830