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Dental Hygiene, Associate of Applied Science - DH13

The Dental Hygiene associate degree curriculum maximizes the integration of and promotes the interrelationship between general education, biomedical science, dental science, dental hygiene science, and clinical practice assignments of preventive dental hygiene services. The range of services performed by hygienists varies from state to state and may include cleaning and polishing teeth, examining the head, neck, and oral areas for signs of disease, educating patients about oral hygiene, expose and process radiographs, applying fluoride and sealants. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE) the clinical board examination -Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDTS) and/or the American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) for Dental Hygiene Students. 

Dental Hygiene, AAS at Columbus Technical College

Dental Assisting, Diploma - DA12

The Dental Assisting diploma will allow you to enter the dental field as a dental assistant and function as a chair-side assistant or administrative assistant. As a graduate, you will be competent in the technical areas of preventive dentistry; four-handed dentistry; chair-side assisting with emphasis on diagnostics; operative field prosthodontics; pediatric dentistry; orthodontic procedures; endodontic procedures; dental practice management; and dental radiology.

Employment opportunities include general dentistry; group practice; specific dental specialties such as oral surgery, endodontics, and orthodontics; public health dentistry; dental school clinics; and federal, state, and community clinics. Your education will also qualify you to manage a dental business office or serve in the armed forces.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association accredits the Columbus Technical College Dental Assisting Program.      

Dental Assisting, Diploma at Columbus Technical College