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Dental Hygienist Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 8 accredited dental hygienist schools where dental hygienist faculty who teach dental hygienist classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of dental hygienist and dental hygienist training in Massachusetts, which includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  2. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  3. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    179 Longwood Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5896

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  4. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  5. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  6. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  7. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092

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  8. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Massachusetts 5,850
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Massachusetts

5,480 5,800 5,570 5,890 5,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Massachusetts. In 2010 there were 370 more dental hygienists working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7%. This growth is slower 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 Massachusetts

$69,760 $71,890 $74,400 $77,420 $77,620
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries paid to dental hygienists are increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $69,760 per year, and in 2010 they made $77,620 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Massachusetts

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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Massachusetts, 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 62%

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Massachusetts

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited dental hygienist schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 190 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 208 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 9%. Most of these graduates, or 78%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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