Dental Hygienist Salary in Arkansas - AR
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the average Arkansas dental hygienist salary is just over $61,000. The following list is a sampling of average dental hygienist salaries in Arkansas.
Fayetteville - $57,000
Fort Smith - $60,000
Little Rock - $55,000
Jonesboro - $65,000
Pine Bluff – $57,000
Arkansas Dental Hygienist License Renewals and Continuing Education
Licenses for dental hygienists and permits for registered dental assistants are granted for two years. Dental hygienists must complete 40 hours of continuing education to renew. CPR is the only required course for license renewal, and proof of current CPR certification must be submitted with the renewal application. There are several agencies that provide on-going continuing education opportunities in Arkansas. The Arkansas State Dental Hygienists’ Association partners with the Arkansas State Dental Association to offer continuing education opportunities in all five state districts.
Arkansas Dental Hygienist Associations
Arkansas State Dental Hygienists’ Association – The organization is a state-level member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and represents all dental hygienists in Arkansas. ASDHA provides continuing education opportunities, a monthly newsletter for announcements and job opportunities, and advocates good dental health to the general public. www.asdha.net