We can put you on the fast track to two different high-paying jobs in dentistry. Assistants work with dentists and perform lab and X-ray work. Hygienists provide cleaning, exams, and X-rays under supervision of a dentist. Check salary.com to learn about salaries in the Henderson area for assistants and hygienists.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Dental Hygiene program, go through the Pre-Admission Conference Presentation.
Assistants are employed by dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, pediatric dentists, and orthodontists. Hygienists work in dental offices, clinics, dental schools, and public health and government agencies.
In dental hygiene, you gain scientific knowledge through lectures, clinical work, and related courses. In both dental hygiene and dental assisting, you take courses in the following:
Check the Dental Assistant/Dental Hygiene Academic Plan for more information. The Dental Hygiene program is a Selective Admissions program. The Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs are accredited by the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
With a degree in dental hygiene, you are ready to take the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination. Our dental assistance program prepares you to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination. Assistants may also earn certificates in:
Academic & Technical Building, Room 103