Dental Hygiene Schools In Rhode Island RI

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Rhode Island

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

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Top 1 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Rhode Island

StateSchoolAreaMore Information
Rhode IslandCommunity College of Rhode IslandLincolnLearn 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 1 CODA accredited programs in Rhode Island.

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.

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

The Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry governs the licensing of dental hygienists in Rhode Island. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

State Board: Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry
Phone: (401) 222-2837
Website: http://www.sos.ri.gov/govdirectory/?page=DetailDeptAgency&eid=114

Dental Hygienist Salary in Rhode Island

Salary$74,780
Hourly Wage$35.95
Bottom 10% of Earners$64,020
Top 10% of Earners$93,310
# Employed1,290

The average dental hygienist salary in Rhode Island is $74,780  –  slightly above the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $35.95.

There are currently 1,290 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

Rhode Island Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA1,180$74,580

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Rhode Island

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists2,680$59,230
Physician Assistants1,120$86,670
Respiratory Therapists1,830$52,920
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers760$59,050
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics5,130$31,800
Pharmacy Technicians6,030$30,060
Surgical Technologists1,760$38,210
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1,490$29,940
Home Health Aides10,000$20,280
Nursing Assistants18,400$24,100
Occupational Therapy Assistants370$59,780
Physical Therapist Assistants1,180$56,380
Massage Therapists1,130$36,900
Dental Assistants3,570$35,120
Medical Assistants8,960$29,320
Medical Transcriptionists770$35,570
Phlebotomists1,530$26,910

***Page Updated October 2018***