Dental Hygiene Student with a PatientThe Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares 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.

Course Descriptions


The Dental Hygiene Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Commission of Dental Accreditation
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone: (800) 621-8099 or (312) 440-4653

Recommended Resource:
CODA Website

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.

Employment Outlook

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Dental Hygiene program.

Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

Information Handbook (MS Word document)

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Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines all the possible points a prospective student can earn.

Competitive Points Worksheet

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Dental Hygiene (A45260)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisites: 1Unit Biology, Algebra & Chemistry,
Placement Test Credit Equivalent, TEAS test score proficient or higher
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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No certificate programs currently available.