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Career Resources for Dental Hygiene Majors:
Dental Hygiene Graduate Programs:
- Master of Science in Dental Hygiene (M.S.D.H.)
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
- Master’s Degree:
- Dental Hygienist
- Public Health Advocate/Educator
- Dental Hygiene Management
Salary and job outlook information
|Position||Degree||2014 Median Pay||Percent Growth 2012-2022|
|Dental Hygienist||Associate’s||$71,520 per year||19%|
|Dental Assistants||Post-Secondary non-degree certificate||$35,390 per year||18%|
|Dentists||Doctoral||$154,640 per year||18%|
- Some questions from the ADHA on finding the right program for you
- Is there a waiting list to get into the program?
- How long does it take the average student in your program to acquire a masters degree in dental hygiene?
- What were your attrition rates in the last several years?
- In the last several years, what percentage of your graduates passed the national board exam on the first attempt?
- In the last several years, what percentage of your graduates passed the clinical licensing exam on the first try?
- In the last several years, what percentage of your students found full-time employment as a clinical hygienist within several months of graduation?
- Do you have any graduates of note working in the field?
- Tell me about your faculty. What are their areas of specialty (if any)?
- What makes your dental hygiene program unique?
- What resources are available to assist me in being successful?
- Here’s information from the ADHA on Graduate Scholarships
- Try to gain at least one year of work or internship experience before applying to graduate school to build your experience
- Keep your undergraduate GPA high
- Have at least 3 letters of recommendation prepared from professors and/or work colleagues/supervisors when applying to graduate schools
Dental Hygiene Graduate Program Websites: