Dental Assistant in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Connecticut


Each year, roughly 0.4% of Connecticut students graduate with certificates in dental assisting. That means an estimated 295 dental assistants graduate from Connecticut's 6 dental assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Porter and Chester Institute of Branford, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Branford. In 2010, 32 students graduated from Porter and Chester Institute of Branford's dental assistant program. Tuition at Porter and Chester Institute of Branford was $23,291 per year.

Porter and Chester Institute, which is located in Stratford, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. 197 students graduated with certificate in dental assistant from Porter and Chester Institute in 2010. Students at Porter and Chester Institute paid $23,291 per year in tuition fees.

Lincoln College of New England, which is located in Southington, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a dental assistant program. It received a ranking of 86th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Lincoln College of New England graduated 13 students from its dental assistant programs. Students at Lincoln College of New England paid $18,950 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Connecticut's dental assistant schools ranges from $23,291 per year to $3,406 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,788 per year. In 2010, the dental assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Connecticut were:

  1. Porter and Chester Institute of Branford - located in Branford, students are charged $23,291 per year
  2. Porter and Chester Institute - located in Stratford, students are charged $23,291 per year
  3. Lincoln College of New England - located in Southington, students are charged $18,950 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Connecticut dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Tunxis Community College - located in Farmington, students are charged $3,406 per year
  2. Lincoln College of New England - located in Southington, students are charged $18,950 per year
  3. Porter and Chester Institute of Branford - located in Branford, students are charged $23,291 per year

A dental assistant certificate from a Connecticut school... what next?

A large number of Connecticut dental assistant graduates become dental assistants. If you decide to work as a dental assistant in Connecticut, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,760 Connecticut dental assistants as of 2010. In Connecticut, the largest numbers of dental assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Hartford County - 1,440 dental assistants
  2. Fairfield County - 1,180 dental assistants
  3. Middlesex County - 430 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 4,330 dental assistants will be working in Connecticut state. This would require the number of dental assistants to grow by 22%.

Salary

On average, dental assistants earn $40,180 per year. But, salaries for dental assistants can vary. In 2010, dental assistants made as little as less than $18,470 per year or as much as more than $57,240 per year in Connecticut. The counties in Connecticut with the highest average salary for a dental assistant are:

  1. Fairfield County - $40,775 per year
  2. Hartford County - $40,390 per year
  3. Litchfield County - $40,115 per year

On average, dental assistants earns the least in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Windham County - $32,420 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $38,930 per year
  3. New London County - $39,470 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut statistics regarding a career in dental assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as dental assisting or dental hygiene.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Dental Assisting in Connecticut
  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Connecticut

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,338 miles from location Albert I Prince Technical High School Hartford CT n/a n/a n/a
5,314 miles from location Windham Technical High School Willimantic CT n/a n/a n/a
5,345 miles from location Tunxis Community College Farmington CT 8.99111 n/a 4,496
5,353 miles from location Porter and Chester Institute Stratford CT 28.7625 n/a 2,845
5,348 miles from location Lincoln College of New England Southington CT 13.8677 n/a 779
5,340 miles from location Porter and Chester Institute of Branford Branford CT 29.0855 n/a 441
 

Curious what studying Dental Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Connecticut

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Assistants + 3,760 $40,180 23.7%
2
Dental Laboratory Technicians + 380 $40,210 -52.5%
 

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