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Dental Hygienist Schools In Tennessee

Dental Hygienist classes faculty can choose to work at one of 7 accredited dental hygienist schools in Tennessee. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in dental hygienist in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Chattanooga State Community College

    4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406-1097

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Concorde Career College in Memphis

    5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 132, Memphis, Tennessee 38137-0132

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Roane State Community College

    276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Tennessee 3,120
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Tennessee

3,040 3,090 3,190 3,130 3,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Tennessee. 80 more dental hygienists were working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 3% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the change in the number of dental hygienists around the country. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$52,810 $55,230 $56,810 $58,830 $61,560
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $52,810 per year, and in 2010 they made $61,560 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Tennessee

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90th percentile

This represents a 14% growth in 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 96% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Tennessee

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited dental hygienist schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 119 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 163 graduates.

This represents a 37% increase in the number of dental hygienist degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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