This program involves one year of prerequisite courses and two years of dental hygiene courses. The program is offered as a full-time curriculum that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
A degree in dental hygiene prepares you for a career as a dental healthcare professional who specializes in educational, preventive, and therapeutic oral healthcare. The program combines didactic, laboratory, and clinical courses. Graduates are eligible to take national, state, and regional licensing examinations. Dental hygienists can work in private dental offices, dental clinics and hospitals, public health facilities, and dental research facilities.