How to Become a Dental Hygienist in Minnesota - MN

Dental hygienists in Minnesota are also paid above the national average for their profession. Excellent pay, minimal and manageable education, and flexible hours make both jobs very appealing career choices. There are just over 4,000 registered dental hygienists in Minnesota.

The following are steps on how to become a dental hygienist in Minnesota. Dental hygienists in Minnesota become licensed by examination. The requirements to do so are:

  • Graduate from a dental hygiene school or program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation.
  • Pass the National Board Examination.
  • Pass one of the following clinical exams:
    • Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS)
    • Western Regional Examining Board (WREB)
    • Northeastern Regional Examining Board (NERB)
  • Pass the Minnesota Jurisprudence Examination, which covers the statutes and rules of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.
  • Submit your application to become a licensed dental hygienist in Minnesota to the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.

All above examinations must be completed within the five years prior to submitting your application for licensure.

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