If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in New Mexico it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.
Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Programs and Schools in New Mexico.
Top Dental Hygiene Schools New Mexico
|University of New Mexico||Albuquerque||Approval||2016|
|Pima Medical Institute||Albuquerque||Approval||2019|
|San Juan College||Farmington||Approval||2017|
|New Mexico State University||Las Cruces||Approval||2023|
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations
Take the first step and request information from Schools and Colleges in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the School options presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!
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 New Mexico 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 Hygiene Programs Near You
Take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Hygiene Schools near you. Simply select from the list of schools below to begin receiving programs and admissions information.
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Dental Hygienist Salary in New Mexico
|Compared to National Average||22.8% Above|
|Top 10% of Earners||$111,240|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$47,530|
The average Dental Hygienist salary in New Mexico is $89,290. This represents an hourly wage of $42.93. Dental Hygienists in New Mexico earn 22.8% more 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 1,240 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in New Mexico;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Las Cruces, NM||180||$39.33||$81,800.00|
|Santa Fe, NM||200||$37.85||$78,720.00|
|North and West Central New Mexico||70||$41.88||$87,120.00|
|Eastern New Mexico||180||Not Avalable||Not Avalable|
|Los Alamos County||30||$44.17||$91,880.00|
New Mexico Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by New Mexico law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in New Mexico. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (505) 476-4622
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in New Mexico;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||420||$66,050.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||1610||$34,310.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||550||$32,440.00|
|Home Health Aides||6660||$23,350.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||140||$59,130.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||320||$47,850.00|
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New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America.
Area: 121,589 sq mi
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