If you like helping people, enjoy working with your hands as well as
your mind, and are interested in helping to prevent disease while assisting
patients to maintain their oral health, a career as a dental hygienist
may be for you.
Dental hygienists are important members of the dental health care team
who work with dentists in the delivery of dental care to patients. Hygienists
use their knowledge and clinical skills to provide dental hygiene care
for patients. They use their interpersonal skills to motivate and instruct
patients on methods to prevent oral disease and to maintain oral health.
Dental hygiene offers women and men of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds
exceptional career opportunities. A minimum of two years of college
education that combines classroom and clinical coursework is necessary
to become a dental hygienist. This education prepares graduates to provide
care to patients in dental offices, clinics and educational or health
care institutions. Studying in an accredited program provides education
that is based on the latest procedures and techniques. - American Dental Hygiene Association
This site and the College Catalog are the only official sources of information
pertaining to the Dental Hygiene Selection Procedures. They apply only
to those students who wish to enter the first Dental Hygiene courses.
All students seeking information about the Dental Hygiene program should
contact a counselor at the Highland Lakes Campus. You may also download a PDF file of the
Student Brochure for Prospective Dental Hygiene Candidates.
Selection will be based on the grade point average of the 10 pre-requisite courses.
All requirements and procedures for admission (outlined in the Student Brochure and the information sessions) must be completed by no later than December 15th of
the year preceding intended enrollment into the dental hygiene program