Dental Hygiene Schools In Wisconsin WI

How to become a Dental Hygienist in Wisconsin

If you are interested in training to become a dental hygienist in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, 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 8 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Wisconsin

SchoolAreaMore Information
Fox Valley Technical CollegeAppletonLearn More
Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeEau ClaireLearn More
Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeGreen BayLearn More
Nicolet Area Technical CollegeLac du FlambeauLearn More
Madison Area Technical CollegeMadisonLearn More
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeMilwaukeeLearn More
Waukesha County Technical CollegePewaukeeLearn More
Northcentral Technical CollegeWausauLearn 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 8 CODA accredited programs in Wisconsin.

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.

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

The Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board governs the licensing of dental hygienists in Wisconsin. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

State Board: Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board
Phone: (608) 266-2112

Dental Hygienist Salary in Wisconsin

Hourly Wage$31.21
Bottom 10% of Earners$52,520
Top 10% of Earners$79,640
# Employed4,950

The average dental hygienist salary in Wisconsin is $64,910  –  13% less than the national average of $74,680.

This  represents an hourly wage of $31.21.

There are currently 4,950 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.

Wisconsin Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

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

AreaNumber EmployedSalary
Appleton, WI190$61,700
Eau Claire, WI170$66,720
Fond du Lac, WI70$66,330
Green Bay, WI290$62,390
Janesville-Beloit, WI80$66,350
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN190$65,530
Madison, WI650$63,250
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI1,450$64,850
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI170$63,010
Racine, WI80$58,280
Sheboygan, WI90$63,960
Wausau, WI200$59,670
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area80$64,170
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area380$63,500
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area340$65,280
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area230$63,040

Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Wisconsin

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

CareerNumber EmployedSalary
Dental Hygienists510$69,450
Physician Assistants250$104,080
Respiratory Therapists220$55,960
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers70$63,680
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics670$33,250
Pharmacy Technicians560$34,930
Surgical Technologists150$46,190
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians200$29,670
Home Health Aides650$26,790
Nursing Assistants3,340$28,020
Occupational Therapy Assistants90$52,020
Physical Therapist Assistants160$50,880
Massage Therapists100$42,330
Dental Assistants560$33,020
Medical Assistants680$31,260
Medical Transcriptionists120$32,150

***Page Updated October 2018***



Wisconsin ) is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
Area: 65,498.37 sq mi
Population: 5,813,568