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Dental Hygienist Schools In Nevada

In Nevada, there are 2 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 Nevada, and the future trends in dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. College of Southern Nevada

    6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164

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

    7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Nevada 1,220
National 177,520

Approximately 1% of the country's dental hygienists work in Nevada state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Nevada

1,350 1,440 1,330 1,410 1,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nevada, the field of dental hygienist is shrinking. 130 less dental hygienists were working in Nevada in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% 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 Nevada

$67,500 $76,240 $75,650 $81,090 $83,930
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
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 Nevada. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $67,500 per year, and in 2010 they made $83,930 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Nevada

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Thus, dental hygienists' salaries grew by 20% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid dental hygienists earning 62% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Nevada state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Nevada

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Nevada, 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 Nevada


As the number of dental hygienists is decreasing in Nevada state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited dental hygienist schools in Nevada state is decreasing. In 2006, 44 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Nevada. And in 2010, 27 students graduated.

This represents a 39% decrease in the number of dental hygienist degree or certificate school graduates in Nevada state. Most of these graduates, or 33%, earned an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of dental hygienist faculty in Nevada, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and faculty salaries in Nevada. 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, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future dental hygienist faculty in Nevada. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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