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.
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.