Dental Hygiene

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With our excellent reputation and connections to the health industry, Parkland's 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.

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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: