Dental Hygiene - Curriculum
Offered through a Collaborative Program Agreement with Halifax Community College
The Dental Hygiene curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to access, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.
Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.
Dental Hygiene Degree
For current course work required for the Dental Hygiene degree, please visit the Program Completion Guide.
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, the Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene will be awarded by Halifax Community College.