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Dental Hygienist Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 6 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 Oregon, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Lane Community College

    4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640

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  2. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

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  3. Oregon Institute of Technology

    3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601-8801

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  4. Pacific University

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

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  5. Portland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

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  6. Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914

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Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Oregon 2,920
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Oregon.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Oregon

2,800 2,860 3,110 2,700 2,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Oregon. There were 120 more dental hygienists working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Oregon, this field has grown by 4% in four years. This growth is slower 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 Oregon

$72,170 $74,470 $76,440 $77,520 $77,070
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
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 Oregon. Dental hygienists earned a yearly mean salary of $72,170 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $77,070 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Oregon

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This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Oregon state, within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid dental hygienists earn 44% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Oregon

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited dental hygienist schools in Oregon is increasing. In 2006, 90 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 170 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon by 89%. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of dental hygienist faculty in Oregon, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and faculty salaries in Oregon. 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 Oregon. 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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