Dental Hygienist in Alaska: Schools and Careers

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Alaska

Dental Hygiene Schools AlaskaIf you are interested in training to become a dental hygienist in Alaska you will need to graduate from an accredited dental hygiene program.

Requirements for entry into accredited programs include a high school diploma or equivalent and, depending on the school, you may need to pass entrance exams and complete an entry interview. Medical and legal clearances may also be required.

Below we provide details of the top accredited dental hygienist programs in Alaska, as well as licensing requirements and salary and employment data for the state.

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Listed below are some of the top dental hygiene schools and related programs near you.

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Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Alaska

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AlaskaUniversity of AlaskaAnchorageLearn More

Schools offering dental hygiene programs which have been accredited  by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) are recognized to maintain a high standard of education by the American Dental Association (ADA).

There are currently only 1 CODA accredited programs in Alaska.

Once you have graduated from an accredited program you will be required to sit some additional state and/or national certification exams before you are eligible to apply for your dental hygienist license.

Alaska Dental Hygienist License Requirements

Once you have successfully graduated from an accredited program and have passed all additional certification exams it is a requirement of Alaska law that you obtain a license to work as a dental hygienist there.

The Alaska Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of dental hygienists in Alaska. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

State Board: Alaska Board of Dental Examiners
Phone: (907) 465-2542
Website: http://commerce.alaska.gov/occ/pden.htm

Dental Hygienist Salary in Alaska

Salary$107,190
Hourly Wage$51.53
Bottom 10% of Earners$82,890
Top 10% of Earners$132,090
# Employed530

The average dental hygienist salary in Alaska is $107,190  –  44% above the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $51.53.

There are currently 530 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

Alaska Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

It is a great time to train to become a dental hygienist in Alaska given the strong salary levels and jobs growth for the career.

Dental hygiene salaries are among some of the highest in the healthcare industry and it is projected that an additional 30,000 positions will be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024 representing an almost 15% increase in employment.

The table below provides a breakdown of salaries and employment of dental hygienists across the main towns, cities and non metro areas in Alaska;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Anchorage, AK290$87,970
Fairbanks, AK60$87,360
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area60$95,150

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Alaska

The table below provides a comparison between income and employment of dental hygienists and related healthcare careers in Alaska;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageAverage Salary
Dental Hygienists3,090$39.40$81,950
Physician Assistants2,460$46.12$95,920
Respiratory Therapists2,370$26.52$55,150
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,130$38.70$80,490
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3,720$17.66$36,740
Pharmacy Technicians9,060$15.88$33,040
Surgical Technologists2,190$23.95$49,820
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1,270$12.63$26,260
Home Health Aides13,420$11.18$23,240
Nursing Assistants13,530$13.89$28,890
Occupational Therapy Assistants400$28.25$58,770
Physical Therapist Assistants1,420$21.23$44,160
Massage Therapists3,880$22.52$46,850
Dental Assistants6,820$18.03$37,500
Medical Assistants16,890$15.51$32,260
Medical Transcriptionists1,050$18.03$37,490
Phlebotomists2,520$14.53$30,220
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians4,930$20.01$41,630
Respiratory Therapy Technicians350$25.08$52,170
Radiologic Technologists3,190$29.74$61,860

***Page Updated October 2018***