The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to access, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.
Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Dental Hygiene Degree is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.
The Dental Hygiene program has a 100% pass rate on the dental hygiene national board for the past 6 years.
The Dental Hygiene program has a 90% graduation rate for the past 3 years.
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.