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Dental Hygienist Schools In Virginia

There are 5 accredited dental hygienist schools in Virginia for faculty who teach dental hygienist classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in dental hygienist in the state of Virginia, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Wytheville Community College

    1000 E Main Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382-3308

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Virginia 4,170
National 177,520

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

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Virginia

3,310 3,470 3,580 3,990 4,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, dental hygienist is a growing field. In Virginia, 860 more dental hygienists were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 26%. 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 Virginia

$67,680 $67,830 $71,930 $77,430 $81,150
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
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 Virginia. Dental hygienists earned a yearly mean salary of $67,680 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $81,150 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Virginia

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This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of dental hygienist. The pay differential between the highest paid dental hygienists and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 123%

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Virginia

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

In Virginia, dental hygienists earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited dental hygienist schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In Virginia, there were 163 graduates in 2006. And there were 177 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 9% percent increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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

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