"Getting accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Nicolet College was one of the best things.

Small class sizes, modern clinical facilities, an innovative curriculum and faculty members who care all characterize the Dental Hygiene Program. Students interested in obtaining a master's degree can "jump start" their graduate education while they are still dental hygiene students! 3) Master's in Public Health Program at the UM School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health for BS degree hygienists who wish to earn a master's degree.

Upon completion of the Traditional or Bridge Dental Hygiene program students are eligible to sit for Dental Hygiene National Boards and state licensure examinations. Course work includes knowledge of the dental health care system, anatomic, biological and applied sciences and dental public health. The Bridge program is designed for graduates of American Dental Association accredited dental assisting programs who have a minimum of one year full-time, chair side dental assisting work experience after graduation from the program and who are currently certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

While the primary focus of the dental hygienist is maintenance of oral health, the hygienist may also participate in supportive and expanded functions as delegated by the State Dental Practice Act. The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. Students following the study plan below will complete the Dental Hygiene associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

The HESI can only be taken after students have met the required program benchmarks as stated above. The Manhattan Area Technical College Dental Hygiene Program subscribes to the belief of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) that competency statements are essential to the structure and evaluation of a dental hygiene curriculum. The MATC Dental Hygiene Program is dedicated to educate Associate of Applied Science-level dental hygienists to assume positions of responsibility.

The demand for dental services will grow because of population growth, older people webpage increasingly retaining more teeth, and a growing emphasis on preventative dental care. Dentists frequently hire hygienists to work only two or three days a week, so hygienists may hold jobs in more than one dental office. She has been in the dentistry field since 1975 completing an Associate Degree in Science in 2009, and graduated from Flint Hills Technical College in 2011 with an AAS in Dental Hygiene.

Students admitted to the FHTC Dental Programs are subject to contact with blood and/or body fluids. She didn't even know what a dental hygienist was until she came to the United States for her final year of high school and learned about the Hostos program. Students are required to work on at least 16 patients with different kinds of dental issues.

"It's a booming field for the next 20 years," says Kevin Artis, class president of the dental hygiene program at Hostos.