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Dental Hygienist Schools In Arkansas

Dental Hygienist classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited dental hygienist schools in Arkansas. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of dental hygienist and dental hygienist training in Arkansas, which includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    4301 W Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

    5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Arkansas 1,310
National 177,520

Approximately 1% of the country's dental hygienists work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Arkansas

1,080 1,230 1,410 1,350 1,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Arkansas. There were 230 more dental hygienists working in Arkansas in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 21%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of dental hygienists around the country. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$48,440 $54,440 $61,100 $63,670 $60,850
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by dental hygienists is increasing in Arkansas. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $48,440 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $60,850 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Arkansas

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Thus, dental hygienists' salaries grew by 20% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Arkansas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of dental hygienist. The pay differential between the highest paid dental hygienists and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 150%

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Arkansas

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

Dental hygienists in Arkansas earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited dental hygienist schools in Arkansas state is also increasing. In Arkansas, there were 48 graduates in 2006. And there were 49 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of dental hygienist degree or certificate school graduates in Arkansas state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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The number of dental hygienist faculty, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and dental hygienist faculty salaries in Arkansas, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching dental hygienist courses to students at the associates degree in dental hygienist, and bachelors degree in dental hygienist levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future dental hygienist faculty in Arkansas. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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