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Dental Hygienist Schools In Missouri

There are 6 accredited dental hygienist schools in Missouri for faculty who teach dental hygienist classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of dental hygienist and dental hygienist training in Missouri, which includes dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Concorde Career Colleges in Kansas City

    3239 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2407

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

    1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, Missouri 65802

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Missouri Southern State University

    3950 E Newman Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Missouri-Kansas City

    5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park

    5600 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. State Fair Community College

    3201 W 16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301-2199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Missouri 2,560
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Missouri state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Missouri

2,170 2,270 2,330 2,240 2,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Missouri. 390 more dental hygienists were working in Missouri in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 18%. This growth is faster 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 Missouri

$62,160 $62,070 $63,000 $63,980 $65,400
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to dental hygienists are growing in Missouri. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $62,160 per year, and in 2010 they made $65,400 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Missouri

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Thus, there was a 5% 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 83% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Missouri state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Missouri

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

Dental hygienists in Missouri earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Missouri state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited dental hygienist schools in Missouri state is also increasing. In 2006, 94 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Missouri. And in 2010, 135 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Missouri by 44%. A majority of these graduates, or 71%, graduated with a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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