Use the search application to find an accredited dental hygienist certification training course or associate degree program near you. Accelerated, weekend class and hybrid (classroom/online) programs are available at some schools.
“There are two different ways to become a dental hygienist. You can choose to go through an associate degree program or get a bachelor’s degree. Make sure any program you choose is accredited. Otherwise, you won’t be eligible for licensing.
- Graduate high school or get your GED.
- Apply and be accepted to an accredited program, whether it’s for an associate or bachelor’s degree.
- Get licensed through the American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations.“
Colleges with Dental Hygiene Programs
All listed colleges are accredited and have financial aid assistance if you qualify.
- Brightwood College
- Alterius Career College
- American College for Medical Careers
- Keystone Technical Institute
- Ultimate Medical Academy
- Vista College
- Intercoast College
- Virginia College
- Keiser University
- Florida Career College
- Dawn Career Institute
- Fortis Institute
Not all colleges offering dental hygiene are listed here, use the program search application for your local options.
Dental Hygienist Salary: “The median annual wage for dental and ophthalmic laboratory technicians and medical appliance technicians was $35,250 in May 2017. …The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,540, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $59,890.”