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Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 18 months*

Learn to Help Others Smile More

Our CODA-accredited Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program offers you the foundation of science, professional knowledge and clinical skills you need to help others preserve their oral (and overall) health.


18* Mo

Program Length

11%**

National Employment Demand (2021-2031)


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. 

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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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Curriculum

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

Career Outlook

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 

National Job Growth Projected 11%

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

 

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.

Accreditation

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.

  • San Diego, CA
  • Aurora, CO

CODA: Approval without Reporting Requirements

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with 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.

  • Garden Grove, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Memphis, TN
  • 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

FAQ

Dental Hygiene Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers.

15 Questions
Dental Assistantsprovide 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.
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.
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.
According to BLS.gov, the dental hygienist 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.
Becoming a Dental Hygenist comes with many perks as well as being able to promote oral health and overall body health. As a Dental Hygenist, 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 Hygenists can enjoy a flexible work schedule and have the opportunity for career advancements.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
The Dental Hygiene (Associate Of Applied Science) 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.
Call us to find out when the Dental Hygiene (Associate of Applied Science) 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.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

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).

Because this is a degree completion program, Concorde does require a candidate to hold a current hygienist license.
Our BSDH takes a typical 24 month degree and allows students to earn their bachelor degree in 70 weeks for Full-Time and 100 weeks for Part-Time.