How to Become a Dental Hygienist in New Hampshire - NH
There are approximately 1,200 registered dental hygienists in New Hampshire, putting it into the top five states with the highest concentration of dental hygienists in the United States. Dental hygienists in New Hampshire are also paid about $5,000 more annually than dental hygienists across the country which shows this state’s value placed on this profession.
How to Become a Dental Hygienist in New Hampshire
Dental hygienists new to the profession in New Hampshire need to become licensed by examination through the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners. Here is how:
- Complete a high school education or GED
- Go on to pursue a degree from an accredited ADA program in dental hygiene
- Become CPR certified
- Take and pass the Northeast Regional Board Examination or other examination acceptable to the Board
- Submit an application to obtain a license to practice dental hygiene to the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
Dental hygienists who wish to practice in New Hampshire and have been previously licensed or practiced in another state can become licensed through Endorsement Certification by submitting an application to the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners, actively practicing dental hygiene for three years prior to submitting the application, and providing the board with copies for current licenses.