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

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  • 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 REVISED

    Program Contact

    If you would like additional information about the Dental Hygiene Program, contact Ann Crites, Program Coordinator of Dental Hygiene at acrites@forsythtech.edu or 336-734-7223.