Program of Study

Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patients histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take X-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care.


Additional Information

Careers Available

Dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry and professional education.

Recommended Courses and Skills

High school biology, algebra and chemistry, (or equivalent college level courses) are required for acceptance into this program.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Team player, strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, empathy, compassion for others and good dexterity of hands.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Dental Hygiene Associate in Applied Science Day A45260

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Dental Hygiene Program, contact Dr. Jannette Whisenhunt, Program Coordinator of Dental Hygiene and Department Chair of Dental Education, at 336.734.7414 or jwhisenhunt@forsythtech.edu.