Dental Hygiene Schools In Colorado

Top Dental Hygiene Schools in Colorado

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Colorado it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.

Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you.

Area Number Employed Hourly Wage Salary
Boulder, CO 350 $38.24 $79,530.00
Colorado Springs, CO 420 $35.49 $73,820.00
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2850 $39.00 $81,110.00
Fort Collins, CO 280 $35.02 $72,830.00
Grand Junction, CO Not Avalable $36.93 $76,820.00
Greeley, CO 170 $36.49
Pueblo, CO 110 $34.27 $71,280.00
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 $38.03 $79,110.00
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 $35.16 $73,130.00
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 $36.98 $76,920.00

Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations

Take the first step and request information from Schools and Colleges in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the School options presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;

  • Is the School fully accredited?
  • What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Colorado or their chosen State?
  • How long does the program last or take to complete?
  • How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
  • Does the School have good laboratory facilities and other resources to support your studies?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
  • Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?

Colorado Dental Hygienist License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Colorado law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Colorado Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Colorado. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (303) 894-7800

Dental Hygienist Salary in Colorado

Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Working in Colorado

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Colorado is $78,980. This represents an hourly wage of $37.97. Dental Hygienists in Colorado earn 8.6% more than the national average. Those in Washington DC earn the most of all Dental Hygienists in the USA with an average salary of $98,530.

In 2015 there where 4,550 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Colorado;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Boulder, CO350$79,530.00
Colorado Springs, CO420$73,820.00
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO2850$81,110.00
Fort Collins, CO280$72,830.00
Grand Junction, CONot Avalable$76,820.00
Greeley, CO170$75,900.00
Pueblo, CO110$71,280.00
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area70$79,110.00
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area110$73,130.00
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area170$76,920.00

Get Started Today!

Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best Dental Hygieniest programs in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.

If a career as a Dental Hygienist strongly appeals then you will be happy to know that Dental Hygiene salaries are among some of the highest in the healthcare industry. There also continues to be strong job growth in the sector with an additional 30,000 positions projected to be created between 2016 and 2024 representing an almost 15% increase in employment.

Related Healthcare Careers

The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Colorado;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists4550$78,980.00
Physician Assistants2330$97,330.00
Respiratory Therapists1770$58,590.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers860$80,300.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics4110$40,710.00
Pharmacy Technicians4980$33,870.00
Surgical Technologists1410$49,270.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians3230$30,530.00
Home Health Aides12210$26,190.00
Nursing Assistants18940$29,380.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants570$50,060.00
Physical Therapist Assistants1040$49,970.00
Massage Therapists4510$44,080.00
Dental Assistants6080$39,060.00
Medical Assistants9210$33,330.00
Medical Transcriptionists940$41,360.00



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