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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Dental Hygiene

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.

Career Information

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.

Job Titles

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.

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Program Accreditations

Accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA/Commission). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United State Department of Education and its scope encompasses dental programs, advanced dental programs, and allied dental education like dental hygiene. The American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678, 800-621-8099; www.ada.org/en/coda ).

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Academic Awards

Dental Hygiene (Associate of Applied Science)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

This program is located within the following Area of Study:

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