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Dental Hygienist Program at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne (IPFW)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001828
  • Phone: (260) 481-6100

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  • Phone: (260) 481-6812

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  • Phone: (260) 481-6820

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne prepares students for careers as a clinician, oral health care education, health promoter, consumer advocate, administrator, or researcher. The program focuses on cleaning teeth, providing oral health education and treatment counseling, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Program courses include: dental anatomy, microbiology, pathology, dental hygiene theory and techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, dental materials, radiology, office management, supervised clinical training, and professional standards. Get more details below including other Indiana colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

The Dental Hygienist program at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation since 1966.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. IPFW offers an associate's degree program in dental hygienist.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male0
Female30

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black2
White28

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Hygienist program at Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Dental Hygienists

  • Description:

    Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, dental hygienists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 37.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Fort Wayne, IN
      • Total Employment: 360
      • Average Hourly Rate: $28.92
      • Average Annual Salary: $60,160

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Dental Hygienist Programs in Indiana

Dental Hygienist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Ivy Tech Community College - East Central

Muncie, IN
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Indiana University - South Bend

South Bend, IN
Type: 4-Year Public College

45 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)
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Ivy Tech Community College - Northcentral

South Bend, IN
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
Type: 4-Year Public College

49 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Services and Allied Professions (A)
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Indiana University - Northwest

Gary, IN
Type: 4-Year Public College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (C)
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University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN
Type: 4-Year Public College

24 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A,B)
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)