Current Employment Opportunities
Upon passing a national written exam and a state or regional clinical exam, graduates
will then be qualified for employment in private dental offices, hospitals, military
dental clinics, local or state health departments, or may transfer the A.S. in Dental
Hygiene toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health to general health will continue to spur demand for preventive dental services, which are provided by dental hygienists.
The Health Sciences department is responsible for the information on this page.
To inquire about the Dental Hygiene program, please contact Tammy Deese.