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Dental Hygienist in Idaho

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Idaho

Around 0.2% of Idaho's graduates graduate from dental hygiene degree programs every year. Thus, Idaho's 3 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 91 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

The second-ranked school in Idaho with a dental hygienist program is Idaho State University, which is located in Pocatello. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Idaho State University dental hygienist program. Tuition at Idaho State University was $5,416 per year.

The third-ranked school in Idaho that has a dental hygienist program is College of Southern Idaho. College of Southern Idaho, which was ranked 84th in the country in 2010, is located in Twin Falls. In 2010, College of Southern Idaho graduated 3 students from its dental hygienist programs. College of Southern Idaho charged in-state students $2,520 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Idaho's dental hygienist schools ranges from $5,416 per year to $2,520 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,645 per year. In 2010, the following Idaho dental hygienist schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year
  2. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year

The dental hygienist schools in Idaho that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  2. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year

A dental hygienist degree from an Idaho school... what next?

Most people who graduate from dental hygienist school in Idaho go on to work as a dental hygienist. In 2010, there were 1,220 dental hygienists working in Idaho. The Idaho counties with the largest populations of dental hygienists are:

  1. Ada County - 630 dental hygienists
  2. Bonneville County - 150 dental hygienists
  3. Bannock County - 80 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of dental hygienists in the state of Idaho will grow to 1,530. This would require a 35% growth in the profession.


On average, dental hygienists earn $66,270 per year. However, Idaho dental hygienists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,730 per year to more than $91,240 per year in 2010. A dental hygienist in the following Idaho counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Kootenai County - $75,280 per year
  2. Bear Lake County - $72,770 per year
  3. Nez Perce County - $72,480 per year

The Idaho counties with the lowest average salary for dental hygienists are:

  1. Bannock County - $56,120 per year
  2. Blaine County - $58,390 per year
  3. Bonneville County - $64,890 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Idaho statistics regarding a career in dental hygiene. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or medical assisting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Idaho
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Idaho
  • Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Idaho

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Hygienists 1,220 $66,270 60.5%

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