Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Become a Dental Hygienist

  • Like Helping People
  • Enjoy Working with your Hands
  • Interested in Improving the Oral Health of Public
  • Helping Prevent Diseases in Patients
  • Promoting Good Oral Health Practices to all

A career that makes a difference

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 comprehensive 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 and general health.

Clinic Details


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the dental hygiene department is waiving the job shadowing and clinical observation hours as well as the HESI Admission Examination for selection applicants for Fall 2020.  Further questions, contact Renee S. Fox, at  

"All Smiles in OCC’s Dental Hygiene Program" - Swartz Creek

The right career opportunity for you

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 Hygienist’s Association

2020 - 2021 Information Sessions Dates

  • October 8, 2020
  • December 8, 2020
  • February 9, 2021

TIME   7:00 – 9:00 pm

LOCATION  Due to COVID-19, all future Information Sessions will held on ZOOM Platform.  Please email for a reservation.
This site and the College Catalog are the 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 Highland Lakes Counseling Office and download the Prospective Dental Hygiene Candidates brochure.