Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 18 months*
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.
Serve your career by serving dental healthThe accredited Dental Hygiene Associate Degree program at Concorde Career College offers practical skills and knowledge in extraoral and intraoral exams, periodontal and dental exams, patient history reviews, and risk assessments. Our Dental Hygiene program is offered in Garden Grove, Aurora, Kansas City, and our other campuses.
Join our familyDo you want to serve the needs of dental patients and dentists in an exciting, fast-paced work setting? Are you searching for a Dental Hygiene school near you? Concorde can help. Request more information or call us today to start on the path to a rewarding career in dental health. *Program length can vary by location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length; California campus Dental Hygiene program may be completed in as few as 21 months.
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Below you will find campus-specific information about the Dental Hygiene program.
Garden Grove Campus
San Bernardino Campus
San Diego Campus
Your search for dental hygiene progams that offer real-world career training ends at Concorde. We offer practical skills and knowledge that can transfer directly to the workplace.
Classroom-to-career skills training
Concorde’s dental hygiene program can prepare you through an array of skill sets that include:
- Extraoral and intraoral exams
- Periodontal and dental exams
- Patient history reviews
- Vital sign checks
- Risk assessments
Dental hygienist jobs are projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 6 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of increased research linking oral health to general health. Find out more about what a career in dental hygiene looks like.
*Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029
Where can a dental hygienist work?
Dental hygienists are in demand in a variety of job settings, including:
- Private practice
- Group practice
- Specialty practices
- Public health
- Hospital dental clinics
Accreditation and Licensure
For the campuses at Garden Grove, San Diego, Aurora, Kansas City, Dallas and San Antonio:
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without 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.
For the Campus of San Bernardino:
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. 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.
Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.
What is the difference between a dental hygienist and dental assistant?
Dental assistants provide both clinical and administrative support in a dental office through tasks such as managing patient charts, scheduling appointments, taking X-rays, sterilizing equipment, and many other responsibilities. Dental hygienists perform cleanings and educate patients regarding general oral care and individualized dental health plans. Dental Hygienists are required to be licensed in all states, but requirements for Dental Assistants vary based on location.
How long is the dental hygiene program at Concorde?
The dental hygiene program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 18 months. However, this varies by location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When Does Concorde’s Dental Hygiene Program Start?
Call us to find out when the dental hygiene program starts at a Concorde campus location near you. Program start dates can also be found in the campus catalog located at www.concorde.edu.
What is the dental hygienist career outlook?
According to BLS.gov, the dental hygenist job field is projected to grow 6 percent through 2029. Dental care is a necessity to have proper oral health and to keep healthy overall. Therefore, the demand for dental services is expected to rise as the population ages.
Why should I become a dental hygienist?
Becoming a dental hygenist comes with many perks as well as being able to promote oral health and overall body health. As a dental hygienist, you’ll work in a dental office, educating patients about oral hygiene, interacting with a range of patients, providing routine preventive care and early gum disease management, and much more. Dental hygienists can enjoy a flexible work schedule and have the opportunity for career advancements.
Does Concorde offer dental hygiene externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and on-site clinical experiences in our dental hygienist program.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s dental hygiene programs?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.