Dental Hygiene

Office Location
Health Technologies Center
Rm. 101D, 240 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC
Official address:
P.O. Box 35236, 2201 Hull Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Division Chair: Michelle Ping

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Office Location
Health Technologies Center, Room 102, 240 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
7:30AM to 4:30PM


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

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.

Competitive Admissions

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)

Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines the 96 additional departmental points a prospective student can earn.

What to Expect:

Course Work

The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care of the individual and the community.
Students will learn to:
  • Apply Preventative Agents
  • Clean Teeth
  • Complete Necessary Chart Entries
  • Note Abnormalities
  • Perform Other Procedures Related to Dental Hygiene Care
  • Plan Care
  • Prepare the Operatory
  • Take Patient Histories
  • Take X-Rays
  • Teach Oral Hygiene

Career Paths

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:
  • Clinics
  • Dental Offices
  • Industry
  • Professional Education
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Schools


Associate Degree

Dental Hygiene (A45260)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: H.S. Transcript/GED, ENG002 TIER 2 placement test credit or equivalent, 1 unit of Biology, 1 unit of Chemistry, TEAS test score of proficient or higher
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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The Dental Hygiene Program is designed to meet the educational requirements for a Dental Hygiene License in the State of North Carolina. The Program is also designed to meet the educational requirements of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination administered by CITA. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding licensure in other states.