Associate of Applied Science
Dr. Paige Pennington, Program Coordinator
The Dental Hygiene Program provides students with a general education and clinical dental hygiene experience to prepare them for a career in the dental hygiene profession. A dental hygienist is a licensed, preventive health professional who provides educational, clinical and therapeutic services and promotes total health through the maintenance of optimal oral health. All phases of dental health education are covered and sustained through community dental health activities and clinical experience by treating patients in all categories including children, the aged, and patients with oral and general systemic conditions.
MCC’s Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. Graduates of the program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and are eligible to write the National Board of Dental Examiners as well as individual state board examinations for dental hygiene.
In an effort to better prepare dental hygiene graduates for the workforce, MCC’ s Dental Hygiene Program includes digital intraoral and panoramic x-ray, computerized charting, and electronic records keeping in the curriculum.
Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change. See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.
For more information see the American Dental Hygiene website at http://www.adha.org.