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Dental Hygienist Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has is only one accredited dental hygienist school 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 Rhode Island, which includes dental hygienist training at the dental hygienist associates degree level.


  1. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Rhode Island 860
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Rhode Island

690 0 770 750 860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, dental hygienist is a growing field. In Rhode Island, 170 more dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 25%. 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 Rhode Island

$62,760 $66,340 $67,560 $69,670 $68,240
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Rhode Island, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $62,760 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $68,240 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Rhode Island

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 42% pay differential between the highest paid dental hygienists and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of dental hygienist in Rhode Island.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Rhode Island

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the only accredited dental hygienist school in Rhode Island is decreasing. In 2006, 41 students graduated from dental hygienist courses in Rhode Island. And in 2010, 28 students graduated.

This represents a 32% decrease in the number of dental hygienist degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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