Dental Hygiene Schools In Oregon OR

Top Dental Hygiene Schools Oregon

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Oregon 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
Albany, OR 120 $36.05 $74,980.00
Bend-Redmond, OR 230 $38.10 $79,240.00
Corvallis, OR 110 $43.87 $91,260.00
Eugene, OR 390 $38.84 $80,790.00
Grants Pass, OR 80 $41.09 $85,460.00
Medford, OR 280 $40.89 $85,050.00
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2480 $35.91 $74,690.00
Salem, OR 320 $36.22 $75,340.00
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 $38.21 $79,470.00
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 $36.75 $76,440.00
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 160 $36.20 $75,290.00
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 $37.45 $77,910.00

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 Oregon 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?

Oregon Dental Hygienist License Requirements

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

Phone: (971) 673-3200

Dental Hygienist Salary in Oregon

Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Working in Oregon

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Oregon is $77,010. This represents an hourly wage of $37.03. Dental Hygienists in Oregon earn almost 6% more 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 4,030 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Albany, OR120$74,980
Bend-Redmond, OR230$79,240
Corvallis, OR110$91,260
Eugene, OR390$80,790
Grants Pass, OR80$85,460
Medford, OR280$85,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA2,480$74,690
Salem, OR320$75,340
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area80$79,470
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area140$76,440
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area160$75,290
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area100$77,910

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 Oregon;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists4030$77,010.00
Physician Assistants1160$104,830.00
Respiratory Therapists1130$64,620.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers550$86,390.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics1900$38,970.00
Pharmacy Technicians4550$36,830.00
Surgical Technologists1300$49,000.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1460$33,330.00
Home Health Aides5530$23,560.00
Nursing Assistants11890$30,140.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants200$55,350.00
Physical Therapist Assistants600$53,950.00
Massage Therapists1810$52,630.00
Dental Assistants4910$41,680.00
Medical Assistants9520$34,730.00
Medical Transcriptionists850$38,540.00



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