Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to access, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.

Students will  learn to prepare the operatory, take patient 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.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national, state, and regional examinations for licensure, which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.  Students are eligible to sit for both the national Dental Hygiene Board and the NC State Dental Hygiene Board or applicable state or regional boards.

If this sounds like a profession you would be interested in training for, please contact FTCC.

The Dental Hygiene program is an associate degree program.

To view the academic sequencing and fact sheet CLICK HERE.   Individual course descriptions may be found HERE.

QUALITY POINTS FOR APPLICANTS TO DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COSTS

LICENSING/EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS                             

Bureau of Labor Statistics Info - Dental Hygiene: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Dental-hygienists.htm

DENTAL HYGIENE ADVISEE HANDBOOK

Division Chair/Department Chair:  Michelle Ping, Telephone: (910) 678-8575, Email:  pingm@faytechcc.edu

Secretary: (910) 678-8254