Dental Hygiene Schools In Washington DC

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Washington DC

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

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Washington DCUniversity of New HavenWashingtonLearn 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 is currently only 1 CODA accredited programs in Washington DC.

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.

Dental Hygienist Salary in Washington DC

Hourly Wage$43.78
Bottom 10% of Earners$69,670
Top 10% of Earners$115,980
# Employed6,160

The average dental hygienist salary in Washington DC is $80,340  –  8% above the national average of $74,680.

This represents an hourly wage of $38.62.

There are currently 470 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.