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How to Become a Dental Hygienist in Idaho - ID



The future is bright for those interested in pursuing a career as a registered dental hygienist in Idaho. Jobs exist for those seeking full-time, part-time, and even flexible employment options. All dental workers, specifically dental hygienists are expected to have excellent job prospects, since the field is expected to grow by over 30% in the next six years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the state of Idaho currently employs around 1,100 dental hygienists.

How to Become a Dental Hygienist in Idaho

Dental hygienists in Idaho can become licensed by examination or by credentials. New dental hygienists will be licensed by examination while dental hygienists who have been licensed in another state are often licensed by credentials. In addition to completing a board approved dental hygiene program, the following are the application and documentation requirements, set by the Idaho Board of Dentistry, to become licensed as a dental hygienist:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Current 2” x 2” photograph that is signed, dated, and affixed to the application
  3. Application Fee of $150
  4. National Board Scores either on the original scoreboard or a notarized copy
  5. Transcript, with degree posted
  6. Certification of Education
  7. License Verifications (if licensed currently in other states)
  8. Proof of Dental Hygiene Clinical Examination
  9. Proof of Local Anesthesia Examination
  10. Authorization for Release of Personal Information
  11. Proof of Current CPR
  12. Jurisprudence Examination
  13. License Fee

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