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Dental Assistant Schools in Florida

There are 47 Florida schools offering dental assistant programs. In 2010, 1,959 students graduated from programs at Florida dental assistant schools. 1,942 of all these students graduated with certificates and 17 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,608 students graduate from dental assistant programs in Florida every year. This accounts for 8% of students who US schools graduate from dental assistant programs. More specifically, 1,942 students graduated with certificates in dental assisting and 17 with an associate's level degree.

47 dental assistant schools are located in this state. Out of these, 24 schools are public, while 23 schools are private. Private dental assistant school tuition varies from $12,720 to $23,950, while tuition at a public dental assistant school varies from $2,214 to $3,867.

Average tuition for programs in dental assisting is $4,792. While the lowest tuition in this southeastern state, which is $2,214 per year, is at Brevard Community College, the highest tuition for dental assistant programs, which is $23,950 per year, is at the Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park.

Florida dental assistant schools offer certificates and associates degrees.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,608 students graduate from dental assistant programs in Florida every year. This accounts for 8% of students who US schools graduate from dental assistant programs. More specifically, 1,942 students graduated with certificates in dental assisting and 17 with an associate's level degree.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1191
  • Certificate 2007: 1486
  • Certificate 2008: 1234
  • Certificate 2009: 1683
  • Certificate 2010: 1942
  • Associate 2006: 24
  • Associate 2007: 21
  • Associate 2008: 23
  • Associate 2009: 6
  • Associate 2010: 17

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Florida

Schools in Florida offer a total of 52 dental assistant programs. Of these programs, close to 90.4% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Florida

  • Certificate: 47
  • Associate: 5

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22800
  • 25th Percentile: 27680
  • Median: 33250
  • 75th Percentile: 37960
  • 90th Percentile: 44520

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29440
  • Median Salary 2007: 31420
  • Median Salary 2008: 33290
  • Median Salary 2009: 33740
  • Median Salary 2010: 33250
  • Total Employed 2006: 13880
  • Total Employed 2007: 14710
  • Total Employed 2008: 15000
  • Total Employed 2009: 15110
  • Total Employed 2010: 14770

Florida vs National Dental Assistant Employment

Florida vs National Dental Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Florida: 5.023% (14770)

Dental Assistant Schools in Florida

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1. The Superior Career Institute

3714 W Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
(954) 741-0088

The Superior Career Institute is located in the suburbs of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida and it offers one program in dental assisting. This school is a for-profit institution.

2. Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp

2900 W 12th Ave 3rd Fl #28
Hialeah, FL 33012-4861
(305) 888-9200

Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp is located in the suburbs of Hialeah, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program. It is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

3. The Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center

750 NW 20 Street
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 324-6070x7009

The Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center offers one dental assistant program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Miami, FL. This vocational school is a public 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assistant programs.

4. South Florida Community College

600 W College Dr
Avon Park, FL 33825-9356
(863) 453-6661

South Florida Community College is located in town of Avon Park, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program. 2,825 students pursue degrees in 49 South Florida Community College programs, overall.

5. The D G Erwin Technical Center

2010 E Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33610-8255
(813) 231-1800

The D G Erwin Technical Center, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Tampa, FL and it offers one program in dental assisting. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

6. The Lincoln College of Technology - West Palm Beach

2410 Metrocentre Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 842-8324

The Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach offers two dental assistant programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in dental assisting by Lincoln Tech and one associate's level degree in dental assisting. This school is 3.8 miles from the center of the city. This small school is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

7. The Manatee Technical Institute

5603 34th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34210-5603
(941) 751-7900x2244

The Manatee Technical Institute is located in the suburbs of Bradenton, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program. This school is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

8. The Pinellas Technical Education Center - St Petersburg

901 34th St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711-2209
(727) 893-2500

The Pinellas Technical Education Center-St Petersburg, which is 2.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in St. Petersburg, FL and it offers one dental assistant program. It is a public 2-year institution.

9. Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa

9309 N Florida Ave Ste 100
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 386-6350

Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa offers one dental assistant program and it is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 4,078 students pursue degrees in six programs at this vocational school.

10. The Sanford-Brown Institute - Orlando

5959 Lake Ellenor Dr
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 393-1464

The Sanford-Brown Institute-Orlando is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. It is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as allied health and healthcare. This school offers two certificates and two associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 562 students pursued degrees from the four programs at this school. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it.

11. The United Education Institute

3563 Phillips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(949) 272-7200

The United Education Institute, which is near the center of the city, is in Jacksonville, FL and it offers one program in dental assisting. 1,013 students pursue degrees in five programs at this vocational school, overall.

12. The Central Florida Institute

30522 US Hwy 19 N Ste 300
Palm Harbor, FL 34684-0000
(727) 786-4707x250

The Central Florida Institute is located in the suburbs of Palm Harbor, Florida and this school offers one dental assistant program. Overall, 793 students pursue degrees in seven programs at this school. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting.

13. The Charlotte Technical Center

18150 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948-3399
(941) 255-7500

The Charlotte Technical Center is in the suburbs of Port Charlotte, Florida and this school offers one dental assistant program. Overall, 404 students pursue degrees in 15 programs at this public school. In terms of programs, this vocational school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting.

14. The Concorde Career Institute - Orlando

3444 McCrory Place
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 812-3060

The Concorde Career Institute-Orlando is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Orlando, FL. This vocational school is one of several campuses. It offers students five certificates. In 2010, 178 students pursued degrees from the five programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as nursing assisting and surgical technology. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits it. This school is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

15. The Meridian Career Institute

7020 Professional Pkwy E
Sarasota, FL 34240
(813) 402-4974

The Meridian Career Institute is a for-profit 2-year institution, founded in 1982. This school, which is near Sarasota, is in a rural setting. Students are offered seven certificates and two associates level degrees by this vocational school. 103 students pursued degrees from the eight programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects including dental assisting, medical assisting, and beauty. This vocational school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. It is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

16. Fortis Institute - Pensacola

4081 E Olive Rd Ste B
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 476-7607

Fortis Institute-Pensacola offers one dental assistant program and it is 6.5 miles from the center of the city. Overall, 639 students pursue degrees in five programs at this school.

17. The Lincoln Technical Institute - Fern Park

7275 Estapona Circle
Fern Park, FL 32730-2351
(407) 673-7406

The Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park is located in the suburbs of Fern Park, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program. 525 students pursue degrees in six Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park programs, overall.

18. The Concorde Career Institute - Tampa

4202 W Spruce
Tampa, FL 33607-4127
(813) 874-0094

The Concorde Career Institute-Tampa is 3.6 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in dental assisting. It is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

19. The Lincoln Technical Institute - Seminole

8800 Park Blvd
Seminole, FL 33777
(727) 547-1822

The Lincoln Technical Institute-Seminole offers one program in dental assisting and Lincoln Tech is in the suburbs of Seminole, Florida. It is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

20. Fortis College - Winter Park

1573 W. Fairbanks Ave Suite #100
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 843-3984

Fortis College-Winter Park offers one dental assistant program and this school is in the suburbs of Winter Park, Florida. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

21. Kaplan College - Jacksonville

7450 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 855-2405

Kaplan College-Jacksonville is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Jacksonville, FL. This school is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as technology, medical billing, and healthcare. It offers students four certificates and two degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 23 students pursued degrees from the six programs at this school. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school.

22. Edison State College

8099 College Pky SW
Fort Myers, FL 33919-0000
(239) 489-9300

Edison State College is a public 4-year institution, founded in 1961. This school is in the suburbs of Fort Myers, Florida. It offers eight certificates, 19 associates level degrees, and six bachelors level degrees to students. 16,951 students pursued degrees from the 30 programs at ECC in 2010. This school offers subjects such as accounting and elementary education. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits ECC. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

23. Everest University - Jacksonville

8226 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256-1240
(904) 731-4949

Everest University-Jacksonville is near the heart of downtown and it offers one dental assistant program.

24. The Concorde Career Institute - Miramar

10933 Marks Way
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 731-8880

The Concorde Career Institute-Miramar is located in the suburbs of Miramar, Florida and this school offers one program in dental assisting. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

25. The Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology

3702 Estey Ave
Naples, FL 34104-4405
(239) 377-0900

The Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology offers one program in dental assisting and it is in the suburbs of Naples, Florida. 468 students seek degrees in 25 programs at this school, overall.

26. Anthem College - Orlando

3710 Maguire Blvd
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 893-7400

Anthem College-Orlando is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two dental assistant programs. Out of those, students are offered one dental assistant certificate by it and one associate's level dental assisting degree. 541 students seek degrees in 15 Anthem College-Orlando programs, overall.

27. Orlando Tech

301 W Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801-1197
(407) 246-7060

Orlando Tech offers one program in dental assisting and it is 0.8 miles from the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution.

28. The American Institute - School of Health Careers

3190 N State Rd 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
(954) 777-0083

The American Institute-School of Health Careers is located in the suburbs of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida and it offers one program in dental assisting. It is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

29. The Florida National College

4425 West 20 Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 821-3333

The Florida National College is in the suburbs of Hialeah, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program.

30. The Miami Lakes Educational Center

5780 NW 158th St
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
(305) 557-1100x2254

The Miami Lakes Educational Center is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1970. This school is located in the suburbs of Miami Lakes, Florida. It offers subjects including allied health, beauty, and nursing. Students are offered 17 certificates by it. 1,421 students sought degrees from the 17 programs at this school in 2010. The Council on Occupational Education accredits this school. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

31. The Sanford-Brown Institute - Ft Lauderdale

1201 W. Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 308-7400

The Sanford-Brown Institute-Ft Lauderdale offers one dental assistant program and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

32. Fortis College

560 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 269-7086

Fortis College is in the suburbs of Orange Park, Florida and this school offers one dental assistant program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

33. The Atlantic Technical Center

4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063-3902
(754) 321-5100

The Atlantic Technical Center is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1973. It is in the suburbs of Coconut Creek, Florida. It offers subjects including web design, law, and health science. Students are offered 28 certificates by this public school. 925 students pursued degrees from the 28 programs at this school in 2010. The Council on Occupational Education accredits this vocational school. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

34. The Robert Morgan Educational Center

18180 SW 122nd Ave
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 253-9920

The Robert Morgan Educational Center is in the suburbs of Miami, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program. 1,339 students pursue degrees in 23 Robert Morgan Educational Center programs, overall.

35. First Coast Technical College

2980 Collins Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084-1919
(904) 824-4401

First Coast Technical College is in the suburbs of St. Augustine, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program. This school is a public institution.

36. Remington College - Tampa

6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd- Ste
Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 935-5700

Remington College-Tampa is in the suburbs of Tampa, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program.

37. The Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville

7960 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211-7480
(904) 725-0525

The Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville offers one program in dental assisting and it is 5.0 miles from the center of the city. It is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

38. The Sanford-Brown Institute - Tampa

5701 E. Hillsborough Ave. Suite 1417
Tampa, FL 33610-5428
(813) 621-0072

The Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa offers one program in dental assisting and it is in the suburbs of Tampa, Florida. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

39. Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

Pensacola State College is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one dental assistant program. This school is a public 4-year institution.

40. Brevard Community College

1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 632-1111

Brevard Community College is in the suburbs of Cocoa, Florida. It offers two dental assistant programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in dental assisting by this college and one associate's level degree in dental assisting. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting.

41. Angley College

1700 S. Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
(321) 257-0797

Angley College is located in the suburbs of Deland, Florida and it offers one dental assistant program. 401 students seek degrees in 11 programs at this school, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the second largest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting.

42. Santa Fe College

3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 395-5000

Santa Fe College is located in the suburbs of Gainesville, Florida and it offers one program in dental assisting. 15,745 students pursue degrees in 56 Santa Fe College programs, overall.

43. The College of Central Florida

3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 873-5800

The College of Central Florida is in Ocala, Florida, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two dental assistant programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in dental assisting to students and one associate's level dental assisting degree. Overall, 8,766 students seek degrees in 56 programs at this school. CF is the third biggest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

44. Indian River State College

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

Indian River State College is in the suburbs of Fort Pierce, Florida. It offers two dental assistant programs. Specifically, this school offers one certificate in dental assisting to students and one degree at the associate's level in dental assisting. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

45. Gulf Coast Community College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551

Gulf Coast Community College offers one program in dental assisting and this college, which is 4.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Panama City, FL. It is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

46. Broward College

225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 201-7400

Broward College offers one program in dental assisting and it is in the center of Fort Lauderdale. This big school is a public 4-year institution. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

47. Pasco-Hernando Community College - Hernando Community College

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5199
(727) 847-2727

Pasco-Hernando Community College-Hernando Community College is in the suburbs of New Port Richey, Florida and this college offers one program in dental assisting. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

48. Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606-3584
(813) 253-7000

Hillsborough Community College offers one program in dental assisting and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Tampa, FL. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering dental assisting.

49. Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

Palm Beach State College is located in the suburbs of Lake Worth, Florida and this school offers one program in dental assisting. Overall, 29,534 students seek degrees in 110 programs at this large school.

50. Florida State College at Jacksonville

501 W State St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-5433

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers one dental assistant program and FSCJ is located in the center of Jacksonville. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

51. Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
(850) 201-6200

Tallahassee Community College offers one dental assistant program and this college is near the center of the city. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida. This college ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of Florida.

52. Everest University - Largo

1199 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33770-2556
(727) 725-2688

Everest University-Largo is 0.9 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in dental assisting. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

53. Northwest Florida State College

100 College Blvd
Niceville, FL 32578-1295
(850) 678-5111

Northwest Florida State College is in the suburbs of Niceville, Florida and NWFSC offers one dental assistant program. This school is a public 4-year institution.

54. Daytona State College

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-3000

Daytona State College offers one dental assistant program and Daytona State, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Daytona Beach, FL. This school is a public 4-year institution.