Dental Assistant Salaries
Dental assistants who are not DANB certified earn $17.76 per hour.
Dental assistants who hold DANB’s Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification earn $20.46 per hour.
The map illustrates CDA certificant hourly wages by state.
CDA Certificant Salaries
Certification Delivers Value
Dental assistants are integral to the dental office. DANB certificants contribute to office productivity and efficiency – contributing to the bottom line.
Top 5 duties CDA certificants perform:
- Infection control (81%)
- Lab functions (70%)
- Order dental supplies (63%)
- Expanded functions (58%)
- In-office training (41%)
“Being a Certified Dental Assistant certificant builds our knowledge and skills so that we can bring value to the dental practice.”
— Mandy P., CDA
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Visit DANB’s website to learn more about DANB exams and certification.