The professional Dental Hygiene program is an excellent two-year opportunity that prepares you for a challenging and rewarding industry. Upon program completion, you’ll earn an associate degree in dental hygiene, a “Hot 50” job in Michigan offering an average hourly wage of $28.67 an hour.
Our curriculum is taught using small group instruction with experienced and dedicated faculty providing hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment, including dental hygiene clinical experience in our on-campus patient care clinic.
Dental hygienists provide primary preventive oral health care for patients in collaboration with the dentist. They provide educational, clinical, and therapeutic dental hygiene services to the public to help them obtain and maintain good oral and physical health. Clinical skills include performing patient assessments, exposing and processing dental radiographs, applying preventive materials to the teeth, removing calculus and plaque, oral disease screening, pain management, teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health, counseling patients regarding good nutrition and tobacco cessation and their impact on oral health, taking dental impressions, and performing office management activities.
Lansing Community College's Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association. Last Accreditation Site Visit, July 27-28, 2017: Accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements.
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Graduates are eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board (NDHBE) examination and the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) examination.Apply to LCC
Degrees and Certificates Offered
Dental Hygiene, AAS
The professional track program is two years in length with a limited number of openings available each year. Prior to acceptance into the professional track, required prerequisite college courses must be completed. The program begins each fall semester with a cohort of students and upon successful completion of the 79 credit hour program, an Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree is granted from the college. The curriculum is taught using small group instruction with experienced and dedicated faculty providing hands-on training with state of the art equipment, including dental hygiene clinical experience in our on-campus patient care clinic.
LCC is an open enrollment college serving all those who are excited to learn. Applicants seeking financial aid must possess a high school diploma or GED.
Dental Hygiene is a selective admissions program with additional requirements for admission. For detailed admissions requirements, contact the StarZone for assistance.
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