Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in New Jersey 2021

Dental hygienists are required to be licensed in the state where they practice. Students must graduate from an accredited dental hygienist program and pass both a written and clinical examination to receive a dental hygienist certificate. A dental hygienist works closely with dentists and dental assistants. They prepare clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests for the dentist to interpret; remove tartar, stains and plaque from teeth; examine the gums and teeth to look for disease or oral abnormalities; and take x-rays and apply fluoride. Dental hygienists also educate dental patients on how to obtain and maintain excellent oral hygiene by showing them how to floss and brush correctly.

Oral radiology, dental materials, oral histology, oral biology, clinical techniques, clinical dental hygiene, nutrition, and head and neck anatomy are just a few courses that will prepare students to enter the field of dentistry. An associate degree will get you in the field, but a bachelor's or master's degree is usually required for individuals who want to enter research, teaching, or clinical practice in public health programs or in schools. There were more than 180,000 practicing dental hygienists in 2010, and the job outlook is expected to grow 38 percent by 2020.

Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in New Jersey for 2021

Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 2 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city.

Bergen Community College offers 1 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 35 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 35 Associate's degrees.

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List of all Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in New Jersey

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Logo Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
22 : 1 50,173
Eastern International College-Jersey City Logo Eastern International College-Jersey City Jersey City, NJ
22 : 1 336
Union County College Logo Union County College Cranford, NJ
90 : 1 9,181
Raritan Valley Community College Logo Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
63 : 1 7,793
Middlesex County College Logo Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
78 : 1 11,142
Bergen Community College Logo Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
59 : 1 12,968
Rowan College at Burlington County Logo Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel, NJ
124 : 1 8,439
Essex County College Logo Essex County College Newark, NJ
83 : 1 7,434
Camden County College Logo Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
77 : 1 9,735