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Pre-Dental Hygiene

Pre-Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program consists of a combination of subject matter, experiences, and general liberal-arts courses designed to prepare a person to provide dental hygiene services to patients. The dental hygienist's primary functions include oral prophylaxis, taking and processing radiographs, and oral-health education.

 


Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program consists of a combination of subject matter, experiences, and general liberal-arts courses designed to prepare a person to provide dental hygiene services to patients. The dental hygienist's primary functions include oral prophylaxis, taking and processing radiographs, and oral-health education.

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education and is approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Board Examination and a regional clinical board exam for licensure.

Students entering the Dental Hygiene program should have a strong science background; therefore, four hours of college chemistry with a minimum grade of "C" is strongly recommended. Special consideration for acceptance will be given to applicants meeting this recommendation.

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