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Effective Immediately the Dental Hygiene program will NOT admit any new students and will close the program when the existing students complete their studies in 2015.

 

Dental Hygiene Program at NTCC

The NTCC Dental Hygiene Program is designed to prepare individuals to become licensed health care professionals who specialize in non-surgical periodontal therapy and oral health education. A broad-based education in biological sciences, humanities, dental sciences, and clinical technologies prepares the graduate for work under the supervision of a dentist, in private practice and community settings as a member of the dental health team.

Dental Hygiene is a two-year cohort program that begins in the fall semester each year. Classes are scheduled at the NTCC campus in Mt. Pleasant. Enrollment is limited, and admission to the program is competitive. Courses listed in the curriculum must be taken sequentially to assure  content progression from simple to complex. Courses included in the NTCC Dental Hygiene program are transferable. Clinical students are required to submit a physical, dental and visual acuity report on an annual basis.

Interested in a Career in Dental Hygiene?

We realize that there are a lot of dental hygiene schools out there. At NTCC, we offer a state-of-the-art dental hygiene clinic and a program that is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA-CODA). Our program is designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to become a competent entry-level hygienist in the evolving, competitive, professional world of dental hygiene. Check out our Prospective Students page to find out more information about our program or how to get started.

Dental Hygiene Career Opportunities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that dental hygiene will be one of the fastest growing occupations this decade. Employment of Dental Hygienists is expected to grow 38% from 2010 to 2020.*

Dental Hygiene salaries can vary depending on many factors including the type and location of practice, whether the work is full-time or part-time, and the level of experience. The latest Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) issued by the BLS stated that nationally the median annual wage for a dental hygienist was $69,280 in May 2011. The middle 50% earned between $56,950 and $83,310. The lowest earning 10% were paid an average of $46,020 and the highest 10% earned an average of $94,850.*


* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-13 Ed.).

 

Effective Immediately the Dental Hygiene program will NOT admit any new students and will close the program when the existing students complete their studies in 2015.

    
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