Dental Hygiene Schools In Kansas KS

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Kansas

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

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Top 4 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Kansas

StateSchoolAreaMore Information
KansasFlint Hills Technical CollegeEmporiaLearn More
KansasManhattan Area Technical CollegeManhattanLearn More
KansasJohnson County Community CollegeOverland ParkLearn More
KansasWichita State University, WichitaWichitaLearn 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 4 CODA accredited programs in Kansas.

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.

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

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

State Board: Kansas Dental Board
Phone: (785) 296-4690
Website: http://www.dental.ks.gov

Dental Hygienist Salary in Kansas

Salary$66,490
Hourly Wage$31.97
Bottom 10% of Earners$42,910
Top 10% of Earners$91,430
# Employed2,280

The average dental hygienist salary in Kansas is $66,490  –  11% below the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $31.97.

There are currently 2,280 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

Kansas Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Lawrence, KS130$76,830.00
Manhattan, KS70$68,160.00
Topeka, KS200$65,350.00
Wichita, KS490$68,610.00
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area70$57,110.00
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area140$66,440.00
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area170$73,950.00

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Kansas

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists2060$57,320.00
Physician Assistants850$98,430.00
Respiratory Therapists2380$47,850.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers810$60,570.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics4560$30,220.00
Pharmacy Technicians7410$27,830.00
Surgical Technologists1630$39,330.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1530$28,800.00
Home Health Aides2960$23,620.00
Nursing Assistants23100$24,480.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants510$57,940.00
Physical Therapist Assistants1540$53,770.00
Massage Therapists580$39,270.00
Dental Assistants4410$33,610.00
Medical Assistants8140$28,910.00
Medical Transcriptionists980$32,030.00
Phlebotomists2050$29,390.00

***Page Updated October 2018***