Your earning potential as a dental assistant is influenced by many factors, such as where you live, the experience you have, your education and credentials, and the type of office you work in. Many states recognize or require DANB certified dental assistant certification, so obtaining national certification can accelerate your career and income. Some specialty offices, such as oral surgery, are known for offering higher salaries because of the specific knowledge their dental assistants need. Check the dental assistant requirements in your state to find out if your state allows you to perform expanded functions and what it will take to do so.
Salary estimates are based on 9764 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a dental assistant employee in Brooklyn, New York.