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Dental Hygienist

Share 10-508-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Dental hygienists play an important role in helping patients maintain oral health and prevent oral diseases. You will learn how to inspect the mouth, remove stains and deposits from teeth, apply preventative agents, and prepare clinical and diagnostic tests. You’ll also learn how to take dental x-rays and perform many other services related to oral care. You’ll get training in counseling patients about nutrition, oral hygiene and dental care, and will gain skills in reviewing medical history, administering screening exams, assessing periodontal health, exposing x-rays and administering local anesthesia. With this training, you’ll be prepared for credentialing exams and a great career as a dental hygienist. That’s a lot to smile about.


Career Opportunities


  • Registered Dental Hygienist

Estimated Program Cost


Dental Hygienist

This program will cost about $13,562.00* based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change, and may not include costs for books, additional materials or supplies.

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Dental Hygienist

Term Availability
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at www.fvtc.edu/assessment.

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Model dental hygiene professional code of ethics.
  • Counsel clients/patients to reduce health risks.
  • Provide community oral health services in a variety of settings.
  • Manage infection and hazard control.
  • Assess data on all aspects of patient/client health using methods consistent with dental hygienist scope of practice and legal principles.
  • Formulate a comprehensive dental hygiene care plan in collaboration with the client and other health professionals.
  • Provide preventive and therapeutic services that promote oral health according to the needs of the patient/client.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented client/patient dental hygiene care plan.
Additional Information
The Dental Hygiene associate degree program at Fox Valley Technical College is accredited by the American Dental Association, which means your program completion is recognized in all 50 U.S. states and you will be eligible for the Dental Hygiene National Board examination and the Central Regional Dental Testing Center (CRDTS) practical exam.

There is an estimated wait time of up to two years AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses. While waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.

A health history and record of required immunizations must be submitted. Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended.
Undecided?

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.



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