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Dental Hygienist Schools In Kentucky

There are 6 accredited dental hygienist schools in Kentucky for faculty who teach dental hygienist classes to choose from. The trends in Kentucky's dental hygienist academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in dental hygienist includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Bluegrass Community and Technical College

    470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Henderson Community College

    2660 S Green St, Henderson, Kentucky 42420-4699

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

    4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

    One Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Kentucky 1,690
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Kentucky

1,800 1,720 1,790 1,610 1,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Dental Hygienist is a shrinking field in Kentucky. There were 110 less dental hygienists working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kentucky, this field has shrunk by 6% in four years. This decline 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 Kentucky

$51,820 $54,560 $55,630 $55,690 $56,050
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of dental hygienists is declining, the salaries paid to dental hygienists are increasing in Kentucky. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $51,820 per year, and in 2010 they made $56,050 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Kentucky

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Kentucky state, within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid dental hygienists earn 68% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Kentucky

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Kentucky, dental hygienists make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited dental hygienist schools in Kentucky is increasing. In 2006, 130 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 154 students graduated.

Thus there was a 18% percent increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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The number of dental hygienist faculty, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and dental hygienist faculty salaries in Kentucky, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. Please enter your information in the form below if you are involved in teaching dental hygienist courses to students at the certificate in dental hygienist, associates degree in dental hygienist, and bachelors degree in dental hygienist levels This will help us build a valuable free database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of dental hygienist in Kentucky. All information you submit will be anonymous. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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