Lansing Community College

LCC's Dental Hygiene program is selective admission. In order to be considered as a candidate, students must meet admission requirements beyond those required for general admission to the college. There is no wait-list to enter the program; instead, acceptance is based on a point system. Check out the Dental Hygiene Advising Guide for the application process and admission requirements. 


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.

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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Contact Academic Advising for an appointment to answer your individual questions.

517-483-1200 option 4

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Advising Guides

For detailed information about the program layout, prerequisites, cost, and more, check out the Advising Guide.

Advising Guides


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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.

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Dental Hygiene Program

Health and Human Services Division Office

HHS Building, 108
517-483-1508 fax

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