The dental hygiene program offers the academic preparation and clinical training needed for a variety of dental hygiene careers. While most dental hygienists practice in private dental offices, others provide services in dental specialty practices, hospital and industrial clinics, correctional institutions, government health agencies, insurance companies and military services. With additional education through degree completion programs, dental hygienists also work in school systems, dental and dental hygiene education programs, dental sales and research.
The program includes clinical experience in the college campus facility. Patients will come to campus for prophylactic dental care; however, students may need to secure patients to meet clinical requirements.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The commission is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-2719 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.