Dental Hygiene Schools In Ohio

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Ohio

If you are interested in training to become a dental hygienist in Ohio 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 Ohio, 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 12 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Ohio

StateSchoolAreaMore Information
OhioStark State College of TechnologyCantonLearn More
OhioUniversity of Cincinnati Blue Ash CollegeCincinnatiLearn More
OhioCuyahoga Community College DistrictClevelandLearn More
OhioOhio State University, ColumbusColumbusLearn More
OhioColumbus State Community CollegeColumbusLearn More
OhioSinclair Community CollegeDaytonLearn More
OhioLorain County Community CollegeElyriaLearn More
OhioLakeland Community CollegeKirtlandLearn More
OhioJames A Rhodes State CollegeLimaLearn More
OhioShawnee State UniversityPortsmouthLearn More
OhioOwens Community College, Toledo CampusToledoLearn More
OhioYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownLearn 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 12 CODA accredited programs in Ohio.

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.

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

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

State Board: Ohio State Dental Board
Phone: (614) 466-2580
Website: http://www.dental.ohio.gov

Dental Hygienist Salary in Ohio

Salary$67,470
Hourly Wage$32.44
Bottom 10% of Earners$52,690
Top 10% of Earners$82,280
# Employed8,600

The average dental hygienist salary in Ohio is $67,470  –  10% below the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $32.44.

There are currently 8,600 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

Ohio Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Akron, OH510$67,600.00
Canton-Massillon, OH190$61,720.00
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN1740$71,010.00
Cleveland-Elyria, OH1410$64,210.00
Columbus, OH1280$71,970.00
Dayton, OH510$70,720.00
Lima, OH120$59,250.00
Mansfield, OH80$66,670.00
Springfield, OH70$67,240.00
Toledo, OH520$64,020.00
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA240$57,240.00
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area210$58,620.00
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area380$60,830.00
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area220$61,550.00
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area230$60,920.00

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Ohio

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists1,790$71,260.00
Physician Assistants1,450$102,600.00
Respiratory Therapists1,170$52,260.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers840$65,630.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3,460$29,350.00
Pharmacy Technicians5,380$29,330.00
Surgical Technologists1,400$38,270.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians840$31,480.00
Home Health Aides8,060$23,550.00
Nursing Assistants17,880$22,890.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants550$58,750.00
Physical Therapist Assistants1,100$55,450.00
Massage Therapists440$38,440.00
Dental Assistants4,360$33,420.00
Medical Assistants7,880$28,770.00
Medical Transcriptionists450$33,980.00
Phlebotomists1,250$29,830.00

***Page Updated October 2018***