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Dental Assistant in Georgia

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Georgia

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Georgia receive dental assisting certificates every year. That means an estimated 527 dental assistants graduate from Georgia's 18 dental assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a dental assistant program is Medix College, which is located in Smyrna. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. 18 students graduated with a certificate in dental assistant from Medix College in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Georgia that has a dental assistant program is Everest Institute-Norcross. Everest Institute-Norcross, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Norcross. In 2010, 124 students graduated from Everest Institute-Norcross dental assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a dental assistant program is Albany Technical College. Albany Technical College, which was ranked 80th in the country in 2010, is located in Albany. In 2010, Albany Technical College graduated 17 students from its dental assistant programs. The tuition rate at Albany Technical College was $2,268 per year.


If you choose to attend a Georgia dental assistant school, average tuition will be $1,984 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,863 per year to $2,528 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - located in Valdosta, students are charged $2,528 per year
  2. Columbus Technical College - located in Columbus, students are charged $2,468 per year
  3. West Georgia Technical College - located in Waco, students are charged $2,355 per year

The dental assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year
  3. Middle Georgia Technical College - located in Warner Robins, students are charged $2,268 per year

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

The highest percentage of dental assistant graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a dental assistant. If you decide to work as a dental assistant in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 7,940 Georgia dental assistants as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia dental assistants:

  1. Barrow County - 4,910 dental assistants
  2. Burke County - 490 dental assistants
  3. Bryan County - 390 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of dental assistants in Georgia will grow by 35%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 11,770 dental assistants working in Georgia.


On average, a dental assistant earns a salary of $33,910 per year in Georgia state. However, Georgia dental assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,890 per year to more than $49,090 per year in 2010. On average a dental assistant earns the most in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Barrow County - $36,020 per year
  2. Banks County - $32,860 per year
  3. Murray County - $32,800 per year

The Georgia counties with the lowest average salary for dental assistants are:

  1. Brooks County - $25,820 per year
  2. Baker County - $27,020 per year
  3. Bulloch County - $27,440 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in dental assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as dental assisting or dental hygiene.

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  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Assistants 7,940 $33,910 18.9%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 1,350 $37,850 -42.1%

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