Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program is designed to train students to work as dental hygienists who have specific knowledge of the dental hygiene profession, a sophisticated level of thinking ability, and the positive character traits (i.e., responsibility, discipline, and initiative) necessary to succeed at any level in the workplace. 

All courses in the program will employ an integrated teaching strategy that will include development of critical skills, competence in oral and written English communication, and competence in applied math for problem solving.  In addition, all courses will provide a broad understanding of “all aspects of the field (industry).”  The program will be articulated with various transfer institutions so that those students who choose to transfer for further study may do so.

  Application Process  
 Enrollment Criteria
 Selection Criteria  
 Core Courses 

Students, at their expense, are required to have a physical examination and immunizations prior to entering the Dental Hygiene program.  Students must meet established physical criteria to participate in the clinical area and have a current Basic Life Support--Health Care Provider card (two-person rescue and infant resuscitation).  Students must also comply with drug testing and background clearance requirements for clinical placement.