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Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program

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.


*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
†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. 

18* Mo

Program Length

11%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?
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Missouri
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Curriculum

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.

 

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

Career Outlook

Dental hygienist job openings should grow as more people seek dental services.


**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020-2030 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm
 

Where can a dental hygienist work?

Find out more about what a career in dental hygiene looks like. Dental hygienists are in demand in a variety of job settings, including:

  • Private practice
  • Group practice
  • Specialty practices
  • Public health
  • Hospital dental clinics

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.


HEARTLAND DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOLARSHIP

Heartland Dental

The Heartland Dental Scholarship was founded to further its commitment to investing in the future of dental hygienists and are proud to provide scholarship opportunities to Concorde Dental Hygiene Programs.

Award Amount:  $2,500

Scholarship Deadline: Deadline Extended to Friday, February 4th at 5pm PST

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Currently Enrolled and Maintaining a Cumulative 3.2 or Higher GPA in a Concorde Associate Degree Dental Hygiene Program at one of the following Concorde campuses:
    • Aurora, CO
    • Dallas, Grand Prairie, and San Antonio, TX
    • Kansas City, MO
    • Memphis, TN
    • Orlando and Tampa, FL
  • Commit to completing an externship at a Heartland Dental support office during school break (winter or spring)
  • Submit an Essay
  • Complete Scholarship Application^

Scholarship Application

***Scholarship is not available to students enrolled at California campuses.
^Scholarship application and award is not controlled by Concorde. Concorde does not guarantee submission or award, nor does application or award guarantee graduation, employment or subsequent salary.

Accreditation

FOR THE CAMPUSES AT GARDEN GROVE, SAN DIEGO, SAN BERNARDINO, 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.” The Commission 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  GRAND PRAIRIE, ORLANDO AND TAMPA:

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.