Dental Hygiene Program
Area of Study: Dental Hygiene
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
Dental hygienists are licensed primary health care professionals, health educators and clinicians who provide preventive, educational and therapeutic services supporting total health for the control of oral diseases and the promotion of oral health. Employment opportunities exist in private practices, health care agencies, hospitals, sales, government research programs and in dental hygiene education programs. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, the graduate may take national and regional examinations and apply for licensure.
View the Essential Functions and Admission Standards for Dental Hygiene students/professionals.
Career & Job Outlook: Do you know what it's like to work in this field or what the salary range might be? Get more information.
Day in the Life: Find out about information as a student in the program and working professional.
Visit the Dental Hygiene/Assisting Simulation Lab site to learn more about the real-life clinical experience they receive in this program.