Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Program Outcomes

The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements."

The Commission on Dental Accreditation is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Dental Assisting Career and Salary Information

The following data is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Averages:

  • Dental assistant salary: $41,180 per year
  • Median wage: $19.80 per hour
  • The dental assisting profession continues to grow in the Charlotte area. There is a great need for qualified dental professionals.

Program Outcomes: Certified Dental Assistant Exam Pass Rate

Threshold >= 80%

Year Infection Control Exam (ICE) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) General Chairside (GC)
2021 96% 100% 100%
2020 100% 93% 88%
2019 96% 96% 86%
2018 92% 96% 79%
2017 95% 100% 95%
5-Year Average Pass Rate 96% 97% 90%

Currently, all graduates have found employment in the dental field.

Contact the Commission on Dental Accreditation

Phone: 312.440.4653
Address: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
coda.ada.org

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