Dental Hygienist School Programs

Most dental hygienist school programs offer a minimum of two years of college education that combines classroom and the clinical coursework necessary for licensure. A formal education prepares dental hygienists to provide care to patients in such dental clinic settings as private dental offices, clinics and educational or health care institutions. Most programs provide students with laboratory, clinical, and classroom instruction in subjects such as anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, radiography, histology, periodontology, pathology, dental materials, clinical dental hygiene, and social and behavioral sciences. Clinical education is provided in the form of supervised patient care experiences. Upon program completion, programs graduates receive either an certificate or degree, making them eligible for licensure. A bachelor or master degree is generally required for dental hygenists who want to pursuer research, teaching, or clinical practice in public or school health programs.

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Dental hygienists are licensed by each state to provide dental hygiene care and patient education. To qualify for a license, almost all states require that candidates be graduates of accredited dental hygiene schools and pass the written exam, the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, and clinical examinations. Upon receiving their license, a dental hygenist may use "R.D.H." after their names, signifying recognition by the state that they are a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Dental Hygiene Programs

All dental hygiene schools require some type of prerequisite courses, typically in the sciences such as chemistry or biology, in addition to other college level courses. Any courses taken outside of the U.S. will be evaluated to ensure that they are compatible with US courses. Ultimately, it is the decision of the dental hygiene program that will determine whether or not these courses are acceptable. Applicants looking to apply to a dental hygiene school must submit a program application, issued thru the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).

The schools listed below offer accredited dental hygiene programs. Accredited programs ensure that students receive a formal education based on the latest dental procedures and techniques. School programs s are responsible for ensuring all standards which apply to dental hygienists are taught and that students emerge as competent dental hygienists.

Dental Hygienist Schools

Dental School City State
Wallace State Community College
University of Alaska Fairbanks - Tanana Valley Campus
University of Alaska, Anchorage - Community & Technical College
Northern Arizona University, School of Health Professions
Mohave Community College
Mesa Community College
Rio Salado College
Pima County Community College
Phoenix College
Univ. of Arkansas -Fort Smith, Health Sciences
Univ. of Arkansas, College of Health Related Professions
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
University of Southern California School of Dentistry
West Coast University
Cabrillo College
West Los Angeles College
Fresno City College
Cypress College
Foothill College
Chabot College
Riverside Community College
Cerritos College
Pasadena City College
Diablo Valley College
Sacramento City College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Oxnard College
Shasta College Health Sciences and University Program
Western Career College
Western Career College at San Jose
Taft College
San Joaquin Valley College, Inc
Community College of Denver
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Pueblo Community College
University of Bridgeport/Fones School of Dental Hygiene
University of New Haven
Tunxis Community College - Allied Health
Briarwood College
Howard University College of Dentistry
Delaware Technical & Community College
Florida Community College, Jacksonville
Miami-Dade Community College
Pasco-Hernando Community College
Valencia Community College
St. Petersburg College
South Florida Community College
Tallahassee Community College
Hillsborough Community College
Manatee Technical Institute
Brevard Community College
Daytona State College
Broward Community College
Edison College
Indian River State College
Santa Fe Community College - Florida
Palm Beach Community College
Gulf Coast Community College
Pensacola Junior College
Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences
Darton College
West Central Techical College
Georgia Perimeter College
Central Georgia Technical College
Clayton State University
Georgia Highlands College
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Southeastern Technical College
Athens Technical College-Allied Health and Nursing
Valdosta State University/Valdosta Technical College
Middle Georgia Technical College
Columbus Technical College
Lanier Technical College, Dental Programs
University of Hawaii
Maui Community College
Idaho State University College of Health Professions
Apollo College of Boise
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Parkland College
Kennedy-King College
Prairie State College
Carl Sandburg College
College of DuPage
College of Lake County
Lake Land College
William Rainey Harper College
Illinois Central College
Rock Valley College
John A. Logan College
Lewis & Clark Community College
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend
University of Southern Indiana
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University South Bend
Iowa Central Community College
Hawkeye Community College
Des Moines Area Community College
Kirkwood Community College
Iowa Western Community College
Johnson County Community College
Wichita State University
Flint Hills Technical College
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Western Kentucky University
Henderson Community College
Big Sandy Community and Tech College
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Leestown Campus
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Southern University
University of Maine at Augusta, University College of Bangor Campus
University of New England
University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
Baltimore City Community College
The Community College of Baltimore County
Allegany College of Maryland
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Bristol Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Mount Ida College
Quinsigamond Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Middlesex Community College
Springfield Technical Community College
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Delta College - Allied Dental Health Programs
Kellogg Community College
Ferris State University
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Lansing Community College
Oakland Community College
Wayne County Community College District
Mott Community College
Grand Rapids Community College
Baker College of Port Huron
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Century College
Normandale Community College
Lake Superior College
Argosy University
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Herzing University
Minnesota State Comm and Tech College, Moorhead
Rochester Community & Technical College
St. Cloud Technical College
University of Mississippi School of Health Related Professions
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Mississippi Delta Community College
Pearl River Community College
Meridian Community College
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Missouri Southern State University
State Fair Community College
Ozarks Technical Community College
St. Louis Community College, Forest Park
Missouri College
Montana State University
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Central Community College
Northwest Health Careers
College of Southern Nevada
Truckee Meadows Community College
NHTI, Concord's Community College
Burlington County Institute of Technology
Middlesex County College
Bergen Community College
Camden County College
UMDNJ School of Health-Related Professions
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
San Juan College
Dona Ana Branch Community College
New York University College of Dentistry
Broome Community College
Eugenio Maria De Hostos Community College
New York City College of Technology
SUNY at Canton School of Sciences, Health & Professional Studies
Farmingdale State University of New York
Orange County Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Erie Community College, North Campus
Monroe Community College
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Catawba Valley Community College
Halifax Community College
University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
Central Piedmont Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Wayne Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College
Guilford Technical Community College
Wake Technical Community College
Central Carolina Community College
North Dakota State College of Science
Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Stark State College of Technology
University of Cincinnati/Raymond Walters College
Cuyahoga Community College
Columbus State Community College
Sinclair Community College
Lorain County Community College
Lakeland Community College
James A. Rhodes State College
Shawnee State University
Owens Community College
Youngstown State University
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Tulsa Community College
Rose State College
Mt Hood Community College
Pacific University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Apollo College Portland
Lane Community College
Portland Community College
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Westmoreland County Community College
Northampton Community College
Montgomery County Community College
Tri-State Business Institute
Community College of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Harcum College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Manor College
Luzerne County Community College Dental Department
Community College of Rhode Island
Trident Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
York Technical College
University of South Dakota
Chattanooga State Community College
Concorde Career College/Memphis
East Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee College of Allied Health
Remington College - Nashville Campus
Tennessee State University
Roane State Community College
Baylor College of Dentistry
University of Texas HSC at Houston Dental Branch
University of Texas HSC at San Antonio Dental School
Del Mar College
El Paso Community College
Texas State Technical College at Harlingen
Amarillo College
Austin Community College
Lamar Institute of Technology
Coastal Bend College
Howard College
Blinn College-Dental Hygiene
Texas Woman's University
Tarrant County College
Lone Star College -Kingwood
Collin County Community College
Northeast Texas Community College
Temple College
Tyler Junior College
Wharton County Junior College
Midwestern State University
Weber State University
The Utah College of Dental Hygiene
Utah Valley State College
Dixie State College of Utah
Salt Lake Community College
Vermont Technical Allied Health Department
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Wytheville Community College
Old Dominion University
Virginia Western Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Bellingham Technical College
Lake Washington Technical College
Pierce College
Columbia Basin College
Seattle Central Community College
Shoreline Community College
Eastern Washington University
Clark College
Yakima Valley Community College
West Virginia University School of Dentistry
The Community & Technical College at WVU Institute of Technology
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
West Liberty State College
Fox Valley Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Western Technical College
Chippewa Valley Technical College Dental Dept
Madison Area Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College
Northcentral Technical College
Laramie County Community College
Sheridan College
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