How to become a Dental Hygienist in Wyoming
If you are interested in training to become a dental hygienist in Wyoming 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 Wyoming, as well as licensing requirements and salary and employment data for the state.
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Top 2 Accredited Dental Hygienist Schools Wyoming
|Wyoming||Laramie County Community College||Cheyenne||Learn More|
|Wyoming||Sheridan College||Sheridan||Learn 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 2 CODA accredited programs in Wyoming.
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.
Wyoming 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 Wyoming law that you obtain a license to work as a dental hygienist there.
The Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of dental hygienists in Wyoming. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
State Board: Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners
Phone: (307) 777-6529
Dental Hygienist Salary in Wyoming
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$55,930|
|Top 10% of Earners||$83,790|
The average dental hygienist salary in Wyoming is $70,850 – 5% less than the national average of $74,680.
This represents an hourly wage of $34.06.
There are currently 430 persons employed as dental hygienists in the state.
Wyoming Dental Hygienist Employment and Salaries by Metro Area
It is a great time to train to become a dental hygienist in Wyoming 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 Wyoming;
Area Number Employed Salary
Casper, WY 90 $71,290
Cheyenne, WY 100 $70,250
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 $71,850
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 $76,160
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 $64,240
Central-Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 $55,510
Related Healthcare Career Comparisons in Wyoming
The table below provides a comparison between income and employment of dental hygienists and related healthcare careers in Wyoming;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Average Salary|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||1,130||$38.70||$80,490|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||3,720||$17.66||$36,740|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||1,270||$12.63||$26,260|
|Home Health Aides||13,420||$11.18||$23,240|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||400||$28.25||$58,770|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,420||$21.23||$44,160|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||4,930||$20.01||$41,630|
|Respiratory Therapy Technicians||350||$25.08||$52,170|
***Page Updated October 2018***
Wyoming ) is a state in the mountain region of the western United States. The state is the 10th largest by area, the least populous, and the second most sparsely populated state in the country.
Area: 97,914 sq mi