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.
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (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 Commission on Dental Accreditation (211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, 800-621-8099; www.ada.org/en/coda).
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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.
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