Dental Hygiene

Thank you for your interest in the Dental Hygiene program. All seats have been filled for fall 2018 admissions. Please contact an Admissions Specialist to discuss future considerations or academic programs with open seats.

Central Carolina Community College's Dental Hygiene Program prepares you to become a valuable member of the healthcare team as a registered dental hygienist. As a student you will learn the skills and values needed to positively impact a patient's life. Upon graduation, you will be well qualified for a career in dental hygiene.

Students successfully completing the Dental Hygiene Program will be able to:

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive dental hygiene care
  • Monitoring of patient's medical history including taking vitals
  • Removal of calculus, plaque and stain from teeth
  • Application of fluorides and sealants
  • Oral hygiene instruction
  • Dietary analysis and counseling
  • Exposure, processing and interpreting dental radiographs
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Designing and implementing community dental health programs
  • Become involved in the American Dental Hygienists' Association and other state and local components

A dental hygienist may work in such practice setting as:

  • Private dental offices and dental clinics
  • Federal, state and local health departments
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • School districts or departments of education
  • Educational programs for dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting
  • Private business/industry
  • Correctional facilities
  • Research
  • Private and public centers for pediatric, geriatric and other individuals/groups with special needs
  • Health Maintenance Organizations