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Dental Assistant in Maryland

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Schools Offering Dental Assisting Programs in Maryland

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Maryland receive dental assisting certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 336 dental assistants graduate from Maryland's 5 dental assistant schools.

Top Schools

All-State Career School, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Baltimore. In 2010, 30 students graduated from All-State Career School's dental assistant program.

Medix School, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a dental assistant program. It is located in Towson. In 2010, 204 students graduated from Medix School dental assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Maryland with a dental assistant program is Hagerstown Community College, which is located in Hagerstown. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Hagerstown Community College dental assistant program. Tuition at Hagerstown Community College was $2,716 per year.


Tuition at Maryland's dental assistant schools ranges from $2,716 per year to $2,716 per year. But, the average tuition is $543 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maryland dental assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Hagerstown Community College - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $2,716 per year

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

  1. Hagerstown Community College - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $2,716 per year

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

The highest percentage of dental assistant graduates in Maryland pursue careers as a dental assistant. Maryland had 4,850 dental assistants in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Maryland dental assistants:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 2,190 dental assistants
  2. Frederick County - 1,270 dental assistants
  3. Washington County - 210 dental assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of dental assistants in the state of Maryland will grow to 6,060. This would require a 25% growth in the profession.


A dental assistant in Maryland makes an average of $33,970 per year. However, this number is only an average. dental assistants in Maryland had varying salaries from $18,550 to $48,120 per year in 2010. On average a dental assistant earns the most in the following Maryland counties:

  1. Caroline County - $37,010 per year
  2. Anne Arundel County - $36,230 per year
  3. St. Mary's County - $35,870 per year

A dental assistant in the following counties in Maryland make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Somerset County - $28,410 per year
  2. Allegany County - $29,960 per year
  3. Washington County - $33,300 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maryland 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.

  • Certificate in Dental Assisting in Maryland

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Assistants 4,850 $33,970 9.7%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 570 $40,300 -43.0%

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