If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Arkansas it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.
Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools in Arkansas.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools in Arkansas
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program in Arkansas
Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;
- Is the School fully accredited?
- What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Arkansas or their chosen State?
- How long does the program last or take to complete?
- How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
- Does the School have good laboratory facilities and other resources to support your studies?
- Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
- Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?
Dental Hygienist Schools Near You
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Dental Hygienist Salary in Arkansas
|Compared to National Average||11.4% Below|
|Top 10% of Earners||$92,380|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$37,440|
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data from May 2015 the average Dental Hygienist salary in Arkansas is $64,410. This represents an hourly wage of $30.97. Dental Hygienists in Arkansas earn 11.4% less than the national average. Those in Washington DC earn the most of all Dental Hygienists in the USA with an average salary of $98,530.
In 2015 there where 1,400 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
Learn more about income levels for Dental Hygienists
Top Paying Metro Areas in Arkansas for Dental Hygienists
|Area||# Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Hot Springs, AR||–||$32.69||$67,990|
|South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area||100||$32.38||$67,350|
|Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR||430||$31.85||$66,240|
|West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area||110||$31.19||$64,870|
|East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area||60||$30.81||$64,080|
|Fort Smith, AR-OK||170||$28.13||$58,500|
|North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area||130||$27.90||$58,020|
|Pine Bluff, AR||40||$22.23||$46,240|
Arkansas Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Arkansas law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Arkansas. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (501) 682-2085
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Arkansas;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||360||$28.15||$58,550|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||2,220||$14.06||$29,230|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||300||$12.68||$26,380|
|Home Health Aides||7,040||$9.05||$18,830|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||200||$31.41||$65,340|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||990||$25.02||$52,030|
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Arkansas is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2017. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians.
Area: 53,180 sq mi
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