Dental Assistants

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$35,026
Local Jobs
472
Regional Salary
$35,830
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Occupation Profile

Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures. Record treatment information in patient records. Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies and provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$35,026

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

472

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$35,830

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

Education Programs

Coastal Bend College
Dental Hygiene
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE AAS 68 No Yes

Lynn Southerland

Coastal Bend College
lsoutherland@coastalbend.edu
(361) 654-2553
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Dental Assistants

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