Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Ohio 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 Ohio for 2021

Stark State College
North Canton, OH

Stark State College offers 2 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 47 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 29 Certificates, and 18 Associate's degrees.

Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 3 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 40 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 35 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Youngstown State University offers 1 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 24 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 24 Bachelor's degrees.

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Shawnee State University
Portsmouth, OH

Shawnee State University offers 1 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 21 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 21 Associate's degrees.

List of all Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Ohio

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Sinclair Community College Logo Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
2/5
57 : 1 18,794
Stark State College Logo Stark State College North Canton, OH
2/5
67 : 1 11,830
Ohio State University-Main Campus Logo Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
3/5
27 : 1 61,391
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College Logo University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College Blue Ash, OH
2/5
35 : 1 5,986
Owens Community College Logo Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
2/5
78 : 1 9,310
James A Rhodes State College Logo James A Rhodes State College Lima, OH
2/5
50 : 1 3,628
Youngstown State University Logo Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
3/5
30 : 1 12,110
Shawnee State University Logo Shawnee State University Portsmouth, OH
2/5
27 : 1 3,641
Lakeland Community College Logo Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH
2/5
57 : 1 6,628
Lorain County Community College Logo Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
2/5
84 : 1 10,206
Columbus State Community College Logo Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
2/5
81 : 1 28,159
Cuyahoga Community College District Logo Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
2/5
55 : 1 23,655
O C Collins Career Center Logo O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake, OH     345

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