About the Program
The Dental Hygiene Program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to gain licensure and to practice as a dental hygienist. Skills include direct patient care, patient assessment, dental hygiene care planning, scaling, root planning, radiographs, preventive measures, sealants, local anesthetic administration, nitrous oxide sedation, and customized oral health education for individuals and groups. The program prepares you to take written and clinical licensing exams. The Dental Hygiene curriculum requires two consecutive academic years including one summer. Students will:
- Work on a professional dental team to provide high-quality patient care in a variety of settings including an onsite dental clinic
- Perform a wide range of patient procedures including patient assessment, x-rays, cleaning, and administering a local anesthetic
- Make a difference by promoting oral health for adults and children
The Dental Hygiene program begins once per year, in the Fall semester. Courses are scheduled Monday – Friday and may begin as early as 8:00 am some days and go as late as 8:00 pm other days.
Interested in earning your Bachelor of Science while earning your dental hygiene degree?
Partnering with Metropolitan State, we offer the AAS/BSDH dual admission program with simultaneous admission to Century College’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene and Metropolitan State University’s Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) program. Through this unique partnership, students have the opportunity to take specific bachelor’s level degree completion courses along with associate program courses on Century’s campus. For those who desire to obtain a BSDH degree, this opportunity provides flexibility for educational and career planning and an avenue for completing a BSDH degree within one or two semesters after completing the Century College AAS dental hygiene degree.
Click the following hyperlink to explore this opportunity on the Metropolitan State MetroConnect page: https://www.metrostate.edu/apply/path/metroconnect/dental-hygiene