North Carolina Dental Assistant Salaries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average across the nation Dental Assistants make about $33,000 annually. Dental Assistant pay in North Carolina is higher than that of their peers across the country as the statewide average salary for this profession is $49,000 per year. The following information lists some of the larger cities in North Carolina and the average salary you can expect as a Dental Assistant in each of these cities.

Cary, $50,000
Charlotte, $44,000
Chapel Hill, $50,000
Durham, $50,000
Fayetteville $47,000
Greensboro $42,000
High Point $43,000
Raleigh $50,000
Wilmington $47,000
Winston-Salem $43,000


North Carolina Dental Assistant Association

North Carolina Dental Assistants Association is in place to be representative for North Carolina practicing dental assistants. The associations goal is to advance the profession of dental assistants as it pertains to support and formal education.


The Durham-Orange Dental Assistants Society is an organization based in the Durham-Orange area of North Carolina. It serves local dentist assistants through educational programs. The DODAS is also committed to promoting dental health in the local community.


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            Dental Assisting - Associate
            • Named a Best for Vets school by the Military Times in 2014.
            • Has specialized in student-centered technology, business, criminal justice, health science, and culinary education for over 45 years.
            • Makes it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or an associate’s in 1.5 years by providing a year-round schedule.
            • Offers externships and clinical experience that help students prepare for life after they graduate.
            • Has 10 campuses across the mid-Atlantic, plus online degree programs.
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            Dental Assisting - Associate of Applied Science
            • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
            • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
            • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
            • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
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            Everest College , Chesapeake
            • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
            • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
            • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
            • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
            • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
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            Dental Assistant Diploma
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
            • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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            • Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees available in a wide range of fields.
            • Flexible online programs offered in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, and more.
            • Assigned Financial Services Advisors to help answer student financial questions.
            • Servicemembers and their spouses can apply for the Ashford Military Grant to reduce tuition for all undergraduate courses.
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            • Transferable Credits