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Dental Assistant Schools in Arkansas

There are three Arkansas schools offering dental assistant programs. In 2010, 125 students graduated from programs at Arkansas dental assistant schools.

Overview

119 students graduate from programs in Arkansas in dental assisting, on average, every year. 125 students graduated with dental assistant certificates in 2010.

Three dental assistant schools are located in this state. Out of these, while two schools are public, one school is private. Tuition at a public dental assistant school varies from $1,720 to $2,840.

Average tuition for programs in dental assisting is $2,415. While the highest tuition for dental assistant programs, which is $2,840 every year, is at Pulaski Technical College, the lowest tuition in this southern state is at Arkansas Northeastern College.

Arkansas schools offer certificates in dental assistant.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

119 students graduate from programs in Arkansas in dental assisting, on average, every year. 125 students graduated with dental assistant certificates in 2010.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 107
  • Certificate 2007: 108
  • Certificate 2008: 113
  • Certificate 2009: 120
  • Certificate 2010: 125

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Arkansas

Arkansas schools offer a total of three dental assistant programs.

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Arkansas

  • Certificate: 3

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20010
  • 25th Percentile: 23370
  • Median: 27750
  • 75th Percentile: 32140
  • 90th Percentile: 36320

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24120
  • Median Salary 2007: 26190
  • Median Salary 2008: 26840
  • Median Salary 2009: 27860
  • Median Salary 2010: 27750
  • Total Employed 2006: 2300
  • Total Employed 2007: 2320
  • Total Employed 2008: 2480
  • Total Employed 2009: 2570
  • Total Employed 2010: 2620

Arkansas vs National Dental Assistant Employment

Arkansas vs National Dental Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Arkansas: 0.891% (2620)

Dental Assistant Schools in Arkansas

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1. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

One College Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712-5091
(479) 636-9222

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1989. This college, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Bentonville, AR. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Arkansas. Students are offered 27 certificates and 24 degrees at the associates level by this medium-sized college. In 2010, 8,365 students pursued degrees from the 39 programs at this community college. This college offers subjects such as education and law enforcement. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this community college. This college is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas.

2. Pulaski Technical College

3000 W Scenic Dr
North Little Rock, AR 72118-3347
(501) 812-2200

Pulaski Technical College offers one program in dental assisting and this school, which is 2.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in North Little Rock, AR. This school is one of 4 technical colleges in Arkansas. This school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

3. Arkansas Northeastern College

2501 S Division
Blytheville, AR 72316-1109
(870) 762-1020x1114

Arkansas Northeastern College is located in town of Blytheville, Arkansas and it offers one dental assistant program. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering dental assisting.

4. The Eastern College of Health Vocations - Little Rock

200 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 568-0211

The Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock is near the heart of downtown and it offers one dental assistant program. It is one of 30 vocational schools in Arkansas. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in dental assisting.