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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

Hygienists help dentists provide care and offer preventative knowledge that supports oral health. Students train in a state-of-the-art clinic, developing technical and patient-care skills. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to take regional and national dental hygienist licensing exams.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Dental Hygienists
36.42 Hourly Wage 1282 Currently Employed
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
1282 Dental Hygienists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.7 % over the next four years.
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Dental Laboratory Technicians
16.98 Hourly Wage 121 Currently Employed
Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.
121 Dental Laboratory Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.79 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Dental Hygiene
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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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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 goals.

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