Study the skills for this growing career field by completing Remington College’s associate degree program in Dental Hygiene.* In as few as 24 months you can earn your degree and prepare to take the NBDHE Exam as well as any state or regional exams.* Remington College covers the NBDHE exam costs, and although certain restrictions apply, this can save you over $1200 in fees. Dental Hygiene classes start twice a year, January and July. A maximum of 24 students are accepted each start. We only offer daytime classes for Dental Hygiene.
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (321) 440-4653, or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/home-ada/coda/accreditation
6% growth forecast from 2019 through 2029
Faster than the average for all occupations
The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages and as research continues to link oral health to overall health.
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Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases –both to protect teeth and gums and to protect patients' total health. They are graduates of accredited dental hygiene education programs in colleges and universities and must take written and clinical exams before they are allowed to practice. The Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) credential identifies a dental hygienist as a licensed oral health professional. State licensure requirements typically indicate that a dental hygienist must graduate from an accredited dental hygiene education program and successfully pass a national written examination and a state or regional clinical examination. The objective of this Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as dental hygienists in a dental office.
A career as a dental hygienist requires a degree from an accredited dental hygiene school, like the one offered at Remington College in Nashville. Also, dental hygienist careers typically require licensure by the state in which the hygienist works. Licensure requirements vary but generally include a dental hygiene degree and a passing score on written and clinical examinations. Dental hygienists should be able to work well in close proximity to others and have excellent manual dexterity.
Dental hygienists typically work in the comfortable environment of a dentist’s office. Full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend schedules are common. Career possibilities include, but are not limited to, the following::
Every Remington College location, in addition to the Online Division, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.