The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to access, 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, state, and 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. Students are eligible to sit for both the national Dental Hygiene Board and the NC State Dental Hygiene Board or applicable state or regional boards.
If this sounds like a profession you would be interested in training for, please contact FTCC.
The Dental Hygiene program is an associate degree program.
ACADEMIC SEQUENCING AND FACT SHEET (opens in a new window)
INDIVIDUAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (opens in a new window)
COMPETITIVE POINTS FOR APPLICANTS TO DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM (opens in a new window)
ESTIMATED PROGRAM COSTS (opens in a new window)
LICENSING/EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS (opens in a new window)
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS INFO (opens in a new window)
DENTAL HYGIENE ADVISEE HANDBOOK (opens in a new window)