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Dental Hygienist Schools In Maryland

Maryland has 4 accredited dental hygienist schools where dental hygienist faculty who teach dental hygienist classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in dental hygienist in the state of Maryland, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Allegany College of Maryland

    12401 Willowbrook Rd SE, Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2596

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  2. Baltimore City Community College

    2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215-7893

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  3. University of Maryland-Baltimore

    520 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1627

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  4. The Community College of Baltimore County

    7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21237

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Professional Trends

Maryland Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Maryland 2,490
National 177,520

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

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Maryland

2,900 2,750 2,640 2,430 2,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maryland, the field of dental hygienist is shrinking. In Maryland, 410 less dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 14% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for dental hygienists around the US. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% between 2006 and 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Maryland

$61,040 $65,880 $70,120 $71,860 $71,150
$47,750 $50,212 $51,747 $52,671 $54,055
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 Maryland. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $61,040 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $71,150 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Maryland

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90th percentile

This represents a 14% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Maryland, 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 109%

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Maryland

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Maryland, dental hygienists earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of dental hygienists is decreasing in Maryland state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited dental hygienist schools in Maryland state is increasing. In 2006, 97 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Maryland. And in 2010, 99 students graduated.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of dental hygienist degree or certificate school graduates in Maryland state. 60% of these graduates received a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Maryland

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