Dental Hygiene Schools In Delaware

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Delaware

If you are interested in training to become a dental hygienist in Delaware 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 Delaware, as well as licensing requirements and salary and employment data for the state.

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Top 1 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Delaware

StateSchoolAreaMore Information
DelawareDelaware Technical and Community College, Wilmington/ StantonWilmingtonLearn 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 1 CODA accredited programs in Delaware.

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.

Delaware 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 Delaware law that you obtain a license to work as a dental hygienist there.

The Delaware State Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene governs the licensing of dental hygienists in Delaware. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

State Board: Delaware State Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Phone: (302) 744-4500

Dental Hygienist Salary in Delaware

Hourly Wage$37.10
Bottom 10% of Earners$63,820
Top 10% of Earners$98,200
# Employed640

The average dental hygienist salary in Delaware is $77,160  –  3% above the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $37.10.

There are currently 640 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

Delaware Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

It is a great time to train to become a dental hygienist in Delaware 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 Delaware;

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Dover, DE110$64,880.00
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division540$74,440.00

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Delaware

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists10510$63,370.00
Physician Assistants5090$101,480.00
Respiratory Therapists7800$54,700.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers4780$62,160.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics9610$31,080.00
Pharmacy Technicians26200$29,690.00
Surgical Technologists6680$41,040.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians8360$30,930.00
Home Health Aides25720$22,920.00
Nursing Assistants88110$24,510.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants1750$62,240.00
Physical Therapist Assistants4570$61,610.00
Massage Therapists7410$42,240.00
Dental Assistants17350$35,780.00
Medical Assistants46320$30,170.00
Medical Transcriptionists5220$32,840.00

***Page Updated October 2018***