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Dental hygienists do more than clean patients’ teeth. Collin College’s two-year dental
hygiene program can teach you to perform clinical procedures, oral cancer screenings,
dental nutritional counseling and identify potential health problems, as well as understand
the physical and clinical aspects of treatment, so you can treat the whole patient.
The Dental Hygiene program is designed to prepare you to become a licensed health care professional who specializes in non-surgical periodontal therapy and oral health education. Use advanced technology like intraoral cameras and digital radiography, and gain hands-on training in the college’s dental clinic, working with community members in search of low-cost dental care. The mix of the newest clinical technologies with a broad-based education in biological sciences, humanities and the dental sciences means you will be ready for work in private practice and community settings as a member of the dental health team.
Enrollment is limited and admission is competitive.
Collin's Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association's
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status
of approval without reporting requirements. The council is a specialized accrediting
body recognized by the Department of Education.