Associate of Applied Science Degree
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of The American Dental Association
The Dental Hygiene program provides a background in basic studies as well as directed dental hygiene experience, acquired in an on-campus dental facility as well as in community facilities. The student will develop judgment and skills needed for providing oral health care to the public under the supervision of a dentist and within the limits of the Code of Ethics of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the laws of the state in which he/she practices. A minimum grade of “C” (or “S”) is required in all DH, science, and all non-elective courses. Graduates are prepared to take the National Dental Hygiene board examination and the state or regional clinical examination.
Private practice—general, group, specialty; health departments or associated institutions; teaching—dental hygiene or dental assisting schools; pediatric, geriatric or special needs centers; health maintenance organizations, hospitals, nursing homes; dental claims departments of insurance companies; sales representative of preventive dental products.
Additional admission procedures are required for this program. Contact the Allied Health Division office for application materials and other pertinent information. The application deadline is the first Monday in February. However, applications will be processed until the class is full. CHEM 1010 is a prerequisite (or 1 year of high school chemistry with a “B” or better).