Dental Hygiene Schools In Tennessee

Top Dental Hygienist Schools Tennessee

If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Tennessee 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
Chattanooga, TN-GA 390 $32.38 $67,350.00
Clarksville, TN-KY 160 $29.16 $60,660.00
Cleveland, TN 70 $32.05 $66,660.00
Jackson, TN 80 $26.90 $55,950.00
Johnson City, TN 110 $32.01 $66,570.00
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 160 $25.91 $53,890.00
Knoxville, TN 520 $35.83 $74,530.00
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 640 $29.79 $61,960.00
Morristown, TN 30 $27.83 $57,880.00
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1430 $32.85 $68,340.00
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 180 $21.87 $45,480.00
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area Not Avalable $26.54 $55,200.00
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 $38.56 $80,210.00
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 $32.55 $67,700.00

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 Tennessee 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?

Tennessee Dental Hygienist License Requirements

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

Phone: (800) 778-4123

Dental Hygienist Salary in Tennessee

Key Figures For Dental Hygienist Working in Tennessee

The average Dental Hygienist salary in Tennessee is $66,160. This represents an hourly wage of $31.81. Dental Hygienists in Tennessee earn 9% 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 3,880 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Chattanooga, TN-GA390$67,350
Clarksville, TN-KY160$60,660
Cleveland, TN70$66,660
Jackson, TN80$55,950
Johnson City, TN110$66,570
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA160$53,890
Knoxville, TN520$74,530
Memphis, TN-MS-AR640$61,960
Morristown, TN30$57,880
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN1,430$68,340
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area180$45,480
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan areaNot Avalable$55,200
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area120$80,210
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area130$67,700

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 Tennessee;

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists3,880$66,160
Physician Assistants1,430$86,920
Respiratory Therapists3,390$49,700
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,590$60,130
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics6,690$34,600
Pharmacy Technicians12,030$30,200
Surgical Technologists2,780$39,460
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians1,420$32,120
Home Health Aides8,510$19,450
Nursing Assistants29,670$22,920
Occupational Therapy Assistants820$59,520
Physical Therapist Assistants2,630$55,100
Massage Therapists1,340$35,650
Dental Assistants5,720$34,970
Medical Assistants14,380$29,920
Medical Transcriptionists1,290$32,060



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