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Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting Programs

Certificate and degree programs in dental assisting and dental hygiene include courses on oral anatomy, dental science and dental office management. Labs provide students with hands-on experience in dental lab procedures, dental radiology techniques and preventative dentistry methods. Dental assistants and dental hygienists typically require state licensure to practice.

Dental Careers

The dental field is growing and providing more opportunity for success. Those trained in dental have a unique skill set that can be used in a variety of ways. From careers as dental assistants and dental hygienists to orthodontic assistants and dental lab technicians, fantastic opportunities exist in dentistry.

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How Much Money Do Dental Hygienists Make?

In 2015 the average pay of a dental assistant was $35,980. During the same year dental hygienists earned an average of $72,330. Both dental careers growth is expected to be much faster than average through 2024.

Reference: Dental Hygienists, US BLS

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