Dental Hygiene Program Places in List of Top 50 Programs

Dental Hygiene Students practicing

Forsyth Tech’s Dental Hygiene Program recently garnered national attention when it was recognized among’s list of Top 50 Dental Hygienist Programs in the United States. The program ranked 38th on the list that included both public, private, four-year, and two-year institutions.

This recognition results from continued achievement in the program. For 11 consecutive years, Forsyth Tech Dental Hygiene program graduates have had a 100 percent pass rate on their Dental Hygienist National Board Examination.

Dr. Jannette Whisenhunt, the department chair of Dental Education, credits the dedicated faculty members and the support from Forsyth Tech’s administration for the program’s long-standing success.

The program admits only 14 students each fall semester, and focuses on providing a learning environment for collaboration, professional and ethical behavior, and lifelong learning. “We have a small number of students, and I believe that allows us to give more attention to each student that other schools are not able to do,” Whisenhunt explains.

With the professional outlook for dental hygienists growing much faster than the national average for other professions, and the ranking of the program at Forsyth Tech, now is a great time to consider a career as a hygienist.