Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"The View" Responds to Dental Hygienists Association

As I previously posted the American Dental Hygienist Association response to the inaccuracies as to the qualifications of dental hygienists on the television show "The View"

 This is "The Views" response to the shows' lack of fact finding.

http://theview.abc.go.com/blog/clarification-dental-hygienists

On July 6th, 2012, during a segment called “Who’s Hiring Now,” our expert reported that dental hygienists do not need a college degree and that the average salary is $45,000 annually.
We have since heard from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and several dental hygienists. We are told that dental hygienists, to obtain state licensure, generally go through a rigorous college-level certification program, and that in the process many obtain at least an associates degree and some go on to a bachelors or even a masters degree. Also, the salary we gave was the average starting salary. In fact, the median salary for a dental hygienist in 2010 was $68,250 annually. We regret any confusion.

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