Dental Hygiene Schools, Salary and Careers in Utah UT

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Utah

If you are interested in training to become a dental hygienist in Utah 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 Utah, 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 6 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Utah

SchoolAreaMore Information
Weber State UniversityOgdenLearn More
Utah Valley UniversityOremLearn More
Utah College of Dental HygieneOremLearn More
Fortis CollegeSalt Lake CityLearn More
Dixie State College of UtahSt. GeorgeLearn More
Salt Lake Community CollegeWest JordanLearn 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 6 CODA accredited programs in Utah.

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.

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

The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Dentistry governs the licensing of dental hygienists in Utah. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

State Board: Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Dentistry
Phone: (801) 530-6621

Dental Hygienist Salary in Utah

Hygienist Salary Utah$69,720
Hourly Wage$33.52
Bottom 10% of Earners$52,580
Top 10% of Earners$84,270
# Employed2,730

The average dental hygienist salary in Utah is $69,720  –  7% below the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $33.52.

There are currently 2,730 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

Utah Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Ogden-Clearfield, UT480$68,590
Provo-Orem, UT480$75,440
St. George, UT160$66,580
Salt Lake City, UT1,030$68,790
Central Utah nonmetropolitan areaNot Avalable$68,670
Southwest Utah nonmetropolitan area40$60,730
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan areaNot Avalable$71,780

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Utah

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists620$64,140
Physician Assistants310$111,050
Respiratory Therapists210$60,430
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers90$71,940
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics620$30,510
Pharmacy Technicians550$33,490
Surgical Technologists140$40,720
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians360$33,880
Home Health Aides530$26,440
Nursing Assistants3,460$27,600
Occupational Therapy Assistants60$53,550
Physical Therapist Assistants120$51,870
Massage Therapists340$52,910
Dental Assistants490$40,640
Medical Assistants690$34,600
Medical Transcriptionists280$37,570

***Page Updated October 2018***



Utah YOO-taw) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S.
Area: 84,899 sq mi
Population: 3,161,105