A registered dental hygienist is an integral part of the dental team and is qualified to provide comprehensive therapeutic oral care and preventative education directly to diverse population groups in both clinical and community environments. Dental hygienists provide valuable oral health care services which may include oral assessments, oral cancer screenings, removing deposits from the teeth, exposing and processing dental radiographs, nutritional counseling, sealant placement, fluoride treatments and preventative education. There are many areas of specialization in the field, including research, sales, and clinical. The Dental Hygiene program will offer you many opportunities for educational advancement, as well as prepare you to be eligible for national, regional and state licensure examinations.
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