Dental Hygiene Schools In New York NYC

How to become a Dental Hygienist in New York

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

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Listed below are some of the top dental hygiene schools and related programs near you.

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Top 11 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools New York

StateSchoolAreaMore Information
New YorkBroome Community CollegeBinghamtonLearn More
New YorkEugenio Maria De Hostos Community CollegeBronxLearn More
New YorkNew York City College of TechnologyBrooklynLearn More
New YorkFarmingdale State CollegeFarmingdaleLearn More
New YorkPlaza CollegeForest HillsLearn More
New YorkOrange County Community CollegeMiddletownLearn More
New YorkNew York University College of DentistryNew York CityLearn More
New YorkSUNY at Canton School of Sciences, Health and Criminal JusticeRomeLearn More
New YorkMonroe Community College, BrightonRochesterLearn More
New YorkHudson Valley Community CollegeTroyLearn More
New YorkErie Community CollegeWilliamsvilleLearn 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 11 CODA accredited programs in New York.

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.

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

The New York State Board for Dentistry governs the licensing of dental hygienists in New York. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

State Board: New York State Board for Dentistry
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/

Dental Hygienist Salary in New York

Salary$76,870
Hourly Wage$36.96
Bottom 10% of Earners$54,140
Top 10% of Earners$100,700
# Employed11,050

The average dental hygienist salary in New York is $76,870  –  3% above the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $36.96.

There are currently 11,050 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

New York Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY570$62,540.00
Binghamton, NY240$54,950.00
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY1030$56,650.00
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division490$75,780.00
Elmira, NY60$62,320.00
Glens Falls, NY90$66,660.00
Ithaca, NY70$63,200.00
Kingston, NY80$81,430.00
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division2090$79,220.00
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division6430$83,480.00
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA10930$82,650.00
Rochester, NY1050$61,210.00
Syracuse, NY570$66,130.00
Utica-Rome, NY190$68,210.00
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY130$54,400.00
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area210$68,080.00
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area30$73,820.00
Central New York nonmetropolitan area140$62,450.00
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area280$57,990.00

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in New York

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists5670$66,910.00
Physician Assistants4290$98,020.00
Respiratory Therapists3890$53,300.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1900$65,030.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics10180$33,230.00
Pharmacy Technicians13070$29,120.00
Surgical Technologists2760$40,120.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians3210$30,860.00
Home Health Aides47750$19,680.00
Nursing Assistants55400$23,030.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants1390$58,340.00
Physical Therapist Assistants2500$59,020.00
Massage Therapists2760$41,920.00
Dental Assistants8910$38,720.00
Medical Assistants14810$30,500.00
Medical Transcriptionists1210$34,260.00
Phlebotomists5120$28,950.00

***Page Updated October 2018***