May 30, 2024  
2012-2013 CATALOG 

Dental Hygiene A.A.S.

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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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Information

Application deadline is the first Monday in February. Admission into the Dental Hygiene Program is a competitive process. Attendance at a Dental Hygiene Information Session is strongly encouraged. Priority consideration is given to applicants who have taken general education courses. Please review the admission process on the Dental Hygiene Website.   

Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours:76




 CHEM 1010 is a prerequisite (or 1 year high school chemistry with a “B” or better).

General Education courses may be taken prior to admittance to the program. Students must be admitted into the program to take program courses.

 MATH 1410 not acceptable for Nursing/Allied Health programs.

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