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Dental Hygienist Schools in Maine

There are two Maine schools offering dental hygienist programs. In 2010, 88 students graduated from programs at Maine dental hygienist schools. 64 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 24 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 88 students graduate from programs in Maine in dental hygiene per year. This accounts for 1% of dental hygienist students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 64 students graduated with a dental hygienist degree at the associate's level and 24 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Two dental hygienist schools are in this state. Of these, while one school is public, one school is private. Tuition at a private dental hygienist school is $29,330, while public dental hygienist school tuitions are $7,125.

Average tuition for programs in dental hygiene is $21,198. The highest tuition for dental hygienist programs, which is $29,330 each year, is at the University of New England, while the lowest tuition in Maine, which is $7,125 per year, is at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Maine dental hygienist schools offer associates degrees and bachelors degrees. No undergraduate level dental hygiene students sought degrees at the masters level.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Maine 2006 - 2010

On average, 88 students graduate from programs in Maine in dental hygiene per year. This accounts for 1% of dental hygienist students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 64 students graduated with a dental hygienist degree at the associate's level and 24 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Maine 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 68
  • Associate 2007: 83
  • Associate 2008: 64
  • Associate 2009: 65
  • Associate 2010: 64
  • Bachelor 2006: 11
  • Bachelor 2007: 0
  • Bachelor 2008: 24
  • Bachelor 2009: 19
  • Bachelor 2010: 24

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Maine

Maine schools offer a total of four programs in dental hygiene. Of these programs, approximately 50% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Maine

  • Associate: 2
  • Bachelor: 2

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52570
  • 25th Percentile: 60070
  • Median: 66770
  • 75th Percentile: 74080
  • 90th Percentile: 86370

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55450
  • Median Salary 2007: 58610
  • Median Salary 2008: 60770
  • Median Salary 2009: 64180
  • Median Salary 2010: 66770
  • Total Employed 2006: 840
  • Total Employed 2007: 970
  • Total Employed 2008: 1120
  • Total Employed 2009: 1120
  • Total Employed 2010: 1120

Maine vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

Maine vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

  • Employed in Maine: 0.631% (1120)

Dental Hygienist Schools in Maine

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1. The University of Maine at Augusta

46 University Dr
Augusta, ME 04330-9410
(207) 621-3000

The University of Maine at Augusta offers two dental hygienist programs. Of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in dental hygiene by this school and one bachelor's level degree in dental hygiene. Overall, 5,652 students seek degrees in 38 programs at this school. It is the biggest institution in the state of Maine offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

2. The University of New England

11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005-9599
(207) 283-0171

The University of New England offers two dental hygienist programs. More specifically, it offers students one degree at the associate's level in dental hygiene and one bachelor's level dental hygiene degree. UNE, which is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Biddeford, ME. UNE is the only institutions with a medical school in Maine. This university is the oldest institution in the state of Maine offering dental hygienist programs.