Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in New York 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 York for 2021

New York University
New York, NY

New York University offers 2 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 69 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 54 Associate's degrees, and 15 Bachelor's degrees.

Erie Community College offers 1 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 48 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 48 Associate's degrees.

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List of all Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in New York

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
New York University Logo New York University New York, NY
5/5
17 : 1 52,885
Farmingdale State College Logo Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
3/5
38 : 1 9,996
CUNY New York City College of Technology Logo CUNY New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
2/5
44 : 1 17,036
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Logo SUNY College of Technology at Canton Canton, NY
3/5
26 : 1 3,223
Plaza College Logo Plaza College Forest Hills, NY
3/5
60 : 1 901
CUNY Hostos Community College Logo CUNY Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
2/5
39 : 1 7,120
Orange County Community College Logo Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
2/5
47 : 1 6,372
Hudson Valley Community College Logo Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
2/5
47 : 1 10,416
Monroe Community College Logo Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
2/5
43 : 1 11,572
SUNY Broome Community College Logo SUNY Broome Community College Binghamton, NY
2/5
38 : 1 6,109
Erie Community College Logo Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
2/5
35 : 1 10,031

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