Dental Hygiene Schools In Montana MT

Top Dental Hygiene Schools Montana

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Montana 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
Billings, MT 180 $32.56 $67,730.00
Great Falls, MT 80 $32.72 $68,060.00
Missoula, MT 140 $33.72 $70,130.00
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 $29.77 $61,910.00
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 $34.01 $70,730.00
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 170 $31.66 $65,860.00
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 140 $35.09 $73,000.00

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 Montana 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?

Montana Dental Hygienist License Requirements

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

Phone: (406) 841-2390

Dental Hygienist Salary in Montana

Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Working in Montana

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Montana is $68,510. This represents an hourly wage of $32.94. Dental Hygienists in Montana earn 5.8% less 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 780 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Billings, MT180$67,730.00
Great Falls, MT80$68,060.00
Missoula, MT140$70,130.00
East Montana nonmetropolitan area50$61,910.00
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area30$70,730.00
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area170$65,860.00
West Montana nonmetropolitan area140$73,000.00

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!

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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 Montana;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists780$68,510.00
Physician Assistants440$97,030.00
Respiratory Therapists360$52,660.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers200$71,800.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics600$30,440.00
Pharmacy Technicians1170$33,390.00
Surgical Technologists420$44,930.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians410$30,120.00
Home Health Aides1090$22,500.00
Nursing Assistants5970$25,200.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants70$51,040.00
Physical Therapist Assistants170$44,820.00
Massage Therapists170$34,670.00
Dental Assistants1180$34,230.00
Medical Assistants1150$31,240.00
Medical Transcriptionists320$31,660.00



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Area: 147,040 sq mi
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