- Learn about the Dental Hygiene Specialized Associate Degree Program (AST) from industry experts
- Gain real world experience in our onsite Dental Clinic
- Graduate from our 22-month degree program with a solid foundation and vital skills that will make you an asset in any dental practice
- The LCCTC dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Click here to learn why CODA accreditation is so important.
What is the Dental Hygiene Specialized Associate Degree Program?
The degree program combines classroom theory and laboratory experience on topics including patient assessment, documentation, prevention techniques, therapeutic dental hygiene treatment, local anesthetic, sealants, impressions, fluoride application and dental radiography for entry level dental hygienist.
Your Future as a Dental Assistant
- Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments and equipment.
- Perform diagnostic tests including radiographs.
- Administer local anesthetics.
- Prepare surgical equipment, and pass instruments and materials for a variety of dental procedures and be able to explain these procedures to patients.
- Demonstrate ethics and professionalism.
- Demonstrate aseptic techniques and proper instrument processing.
- Demonstrate entry level competency in all areas of legal dental hygiene procedures.
- Private Dental Offices
- Public Health Clinics
- Dental Insurance Companies
- Educational Facilities
- Dental Sales
Programs Course Catalog
Dental Hygiene (AST)
Program Description: The program combines classroom theory and laboratory experience on topics including patient assessment, documentation, prevention techniques, therapeutic dental hygiene treatment, local anesthetic, sealants, impressions, fluoride application and dental... Read moreLearn More
Why Lancaster County CTC
Your return on investment (ROI) is as important to you as it is for us. We are incredibly proud of our competitive tuition rate and completion rate.
Affordable hands on education opportunities with some of the best tuition rates in the region.
Small Class Size
Build personal relationships with instructors and classmates with small class sizes dedicated to your education.