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Dental Hygiene Career and Degree Information

Career Information

A dental hygiene career offers opportunities to help people through clinical, educational and therapeutic services in order to prevent disease and promote good health.

Dental hygienists work in a variety of clinical and professional settings, from private practices, hospitals and health departments to colleges, dental-related businesses and health maintenance organizations. There are more than 512 Dental Hygiene job openings annually and are expected to increase, according to Career Coach. Sample salaries are as follows:

Entry level: $52,535
Median: $76,859
Experienced: $101,976

Degree Information

College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Dental Hygiene. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.