As a Dental Hygienist, you’re an integral part of the dental team working directly with patients, helping them with their oral care. Hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for oral diseases, take and develop x-rays, and provide other preventive dental care. Most Dental Hygienists work in dental offices, but some work in a physician’s office or with the government.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020-2030 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.
National Employment Demand (2020-2030)
Career Focused Education
Your search for dental hygiene programs that offer real-world career training ends at Concorde. We offer practical skills and knowledge that can transfer directly to the workplace.
Hands-on Applied Skills Training
What you learn in the classroom and through online coursework is career relevant and you'll have opportunities to apply your knowledge in on-campus dental hygiene clinics.
You'll gain vital career skills:
- Extraoral and Intraoral Exams
- Periodontal and Dental Exams
- Patient History Reviews
- Vital Sign Checks
- Risk Assessments
Where Can a Dental Hygienist Work?
Dental hygienist job openings should grow as more people seek dental services.
- Private & Group Practices
- Specialty Practices
- Public Health
- Hospital Dental Clinics
CODA: Approval with Reporting Requirements
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements.” CODA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Commission on Dental Accreditation: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 440-4653; http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
- Garden Grove, CA
- San Bernardino, CA
- San Diego, CA
- Aurora, CO
- Kansas City, MO
- Dallas, TX
- San Antonio, TX
CODA: Initial Accreditation
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “initial 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 (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
- Grand Prairie, TX
- Orlando, FL
- Tampa, FL
Dental Hygiene Program FAQ
Frequently asked questions and answers related to this campus.
Students who enroll in the BSDH program are licensed hygienists and will transfer in block credit of 60 hours, earning another 60 hours with Concorde. There are two options for this program, Full-Time (70 weeks) and Part-Time (100 weeks).