Dental Hygiene

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Program Length: 5 semesters, day
  • Admission Cycle: Fall semester
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 14
  • More Information: Program Detail

Additional Information

Step 1: Download Admissions Requirements (MAR) Packet 
Step 2: View Allied Health Information Session (MAR) Presentation

Career Description

This program provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to access, plan, implement and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.

Careers Available

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

Entry-Level Salary

  • $35,000 – $42,000/yr.

Course 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.

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 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.