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Dental Hygienist Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 13 accredited schools where dental hygienist classes faculty can find employment. The trends in North Carolina'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. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

    340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28801-4897

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  2. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

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  3. Catawba Valley Community College

    2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699

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  4. Central Carolina Community College

    1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford, North Carolina 27330-9840

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  5. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  6. Coastal Carolina Community College

    444 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546-6816

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  7. Fayetteville Technical Community College

    2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236

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  8. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  9. Guilford Technical Community College

    601 High Point Rd, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282

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  10. Halifax Community College

    100 College Drive, Weldon, North Carolina 27890

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  11. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696

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  13. Wayne Community College

    3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27533-8002

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

North Carolina 5,670
National 177,520

Approximately 3% of the country's dental hygienists work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In North Carolina

5,040 5,020 5,170 5,270 5,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, dental hygienist is a growing field. 630 more dental hygienists were working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in North Carolina, this field has grown by 13% in four years. 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 North Carolina

$59,300 $60,290 $61,680 $62,080 $61,940
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by dental hygienists is increasing in North Carolina. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $59,300 per year, and in 2010 they made $61,940 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in North Carolina

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Thus, dental hygienists' salaries grew by 4% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In North Carolina state, within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid dental hygienists earn 67% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in North Carolina

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited dental hygienist schools in North Carolina is decreasing. In North Carolina, there were 247 graduates in 2006. And there were 237 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 4% percent decrease in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina. 92% of these graduates received a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of dental hygienist faculty in North Carolina, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and dental hygienist faculty salaries in North Carolina. If you are involved in teaching dental hygienist courses to students at the 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 North Carolina. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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