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Dental Hygiene

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Program Overview

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 Hygienist

Techinical Skills

  • Perform Oral Health Care Assessments That Include The Review Of Patients’ Health History, Dental Charting, Oral Cancer Screening, And Evaluation Of Gum Disease / Health
  • Expose, Process, And Interpret Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)
  • Remove Plaque And Calculus (“Tartar”) From Above And Below The Gumline Using Dental Instruments
  • Apply Cavity-Preventive Agents Such As Fluorides And Sealants To The Teeth
  • Administer Local Anesthetic And / Or Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
  • Educate Patients On Proper Oral Hygiene Techniques To Maintain Healthy Teeth And Gums
  • Counsel Patients About Plaque Control And Developing Individualized At-Home Oral Hygiene Programs
  • Administer Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Counsel Patients On The Importance Of Good Nutrition For Maintaining Optimal Oral Health.

In Demand

  • Average annual pay FT Dental Hygienist in PA is $76,568 (ZipRecruiter, 2021).
  • Just in case you need a simple breakdown, that works out to be approximately $36.81 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,472/week or $6,381/month.

 

Work Environment

  • Private Dental Offices
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Dental Insurance Companies
  • Educational Facilities
  • Dental Sales
  • Research

Programs Course Catalog

Dental Hygiene (AST)

22 Months

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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.

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Affordable

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.

What Are My Next Steps?

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