How to become a Dental Hygienist in Michigan
If you are interested in training to become a dental hygienist in Michigan 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 Michigan, as well as licensing requirements and salary and employment data for the state.
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Top 13 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Michigan
|Michigan||University of Michigan||Ann Arbor||Learn More|
|Michigan||Kellogg Community College||Battle Creek||Learn More|
|Michigan||Ferris State University||Big Rapids||Learn More|
|Michigan||Baker College||Clinton Township||Learn More|
|Michigan||Wayne County Community College District||Detroit||Learn More|
|Michigan||University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry||Detroit||Learn More|
|Michigan||Mott Community College||Flint||Learn More|
|Michigan||Grand Rapids Community College||Grand Rapids||Learn More|
|Michigan||Kalamazoo Valley Community College||Kalamazoo||Learn More|
|Michigan||Jackson College||Jackson||Learn More|
|Michigan||Lansing Community College||Lansing||Learn More|
|Michigan||Delta College - University||University Center||Learn More|
|Michigan||Oakland Community College||Waterford||Learn 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 13 CODA accredited programs in Michigan.
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.
Michigan 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 Michigan law that you obtain a license to work as a dental hygienist there.
The Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions governs the licensing of dental hygienists in Michigan. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
State Board: Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Professions
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Dental Hygienist Salary in Michigan
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$51,010|
|Top 10% of Earners||$78,330|
The average dental hygienist salary in Michigan is $62,370 – 16% below the national average of $74,680.
This represents an hourly wage of $29.99.
There are currently 10,090 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.
Michigan Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area
It is a great time to train to become a dental hygienist in Michigan 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 Michigan;
Area Number Employed Salary
Ann Arbor, MI 420 $66,260.00
Battle Creek, MI 90 $52,820.00
Bay City, MI 90 $60,300.00
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1350 $66,500.00
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4560 $61,460.00
Flint, MI 530 $60,570.00
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1130 $59,890.00
Jackson, MI 120 $68,830.00
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 330 $60,260.00
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 670 $64,210.00
Monroe, MI 80 $60,090.00
Muskegon, MI 130 $61,710.00
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 90 $64,870.00
Saginaw, MI 240 $51,220.00
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3210 $59,350.00
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 280 $60,200.00
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 $62,950.00
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 320 $58,770.00
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 490 $60,270.00
Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Michigan
The table below provides a comparison between income and employment of dental hygienists and related healthcare careers in Michigan;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||1400||$75,610.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||4380||$38,260.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||2570||$34,020.00|
|Home Health Aides||27550||$25,420.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||550||$45,660.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1200||$50,270.00|
***Page Updated October 2018***