Dental Hygiene AAS

Wake Tech Course ID: A45260

Completion Earns:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science

Total Credits:

73

Campus Availability:

Scheduling Options:

  • Day Only

Learning Format(s):

  • On-Campus

Financial Aid:

Yes, financial aid is available for this course

Downloads & Resources:

Program Planning Guide

The Dental Hygiene curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.

Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.