Strengthen and protect your job outlook
As one of the only health professionals that we’re all supposed to see every six months, dental hygienists are always in demand. Austin Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program provides extensive classroom training and invaluable real-world experience. Hours spent in our state-of-the-art clinic will help you develop both the technical skills and comfort with patients that this rewarding career requires. Upon completion of this program you will be ready to take regional and national licensing exams.
As a dental hygienist, you’ll work with a dentist to provide care, make observations, and offer preventive knowledge that supports the oral health of your patients. Because dental services are required by such a large percentage of the population, demand for dental hygiene skills will remain high, with excellent opportunities in a wide range of settings.
Dental hygienist, whether in a private practice dental setting or employed in a hospital, long-term care facility, corporate health clinic, school system, research, dental insurance, corporate sales, or as a teacher in a dental hygiene program.