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Dental Hygienist Schools In Connecticut

In Connecticut, there are 3 accredited schools where dental hygienist classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the dental hygienist academic community in Connecticut, and the future trends in dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. University of Bridgeport

    126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-5620

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  2. University of New Haven

    300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Tunxis Community College

    271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, Connecticut 06032-3187

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Connecticut 3,030
National 177,520

Approximately 2% of the country's dental hygienists work in Connecticut state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Connecticut

2,870 2,750 2,970 2,770 3,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Connecticut. In 2010 there were 160 more dental hygienists working in Connecticut than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the national trend for dental hygienists which shows a 7% increase in the number of dental hygienists working around the nation.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$67,450 $69,210 $71,850 $73,140 $82,390
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Connecticut, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $67,450 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $82,390 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Connecticut

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Thus, there was a 18% growth in dental hygienists' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid dental hygienists earning 55% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Connecticut state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Connecticut

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Connecticut, dental hygienists make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited dental hygienist schools in Connecticut is increasing. In 2006 there were 109 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Connecticut and in 2010 there were 153 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Connecticut by 40%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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