Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene
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What you’ll do:
Prepare for a career as a Registered Dental Hygienist, with hands-on training in up-to-date labs, classrooms, and clinics. You must have strong interpersonal skills, good manual dexterity, and a genuine interest in a diverse population of people. You'll learn to provide such clinical services as oral examinations, oral hygiene instruction, radiographs, dental cleanings, pit and fissure sealants, teeth bleaching, infection control and sterilization, and local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
Where you’ll go:
With our excellent reputation and connections to the health industry, the Dental Hygiene program is fully accredited and will prepare you for transfer, licensing exams, or whatever you need to move ahead in your career. You'll work in private practice, long-term care facilities, and state and public health departments.
Licensure and Certification
The Parkland College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the status of Approval without Reporting Requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:

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