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Dental Hygiene (Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 21 months*

As a Dental Assistant, you’re an integral part of the dental team. You’ll work with your dental team to help prepare patients for exams, take X-rays, sterilize equipment, and educate patients in proper oral care. Depending on what state or environment you work at, other duties will vary.

Dental Assisting (Associate Of Applied Science) Mission Statement

The Dental Assisting program at Concorde Career College prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for success in an entry-level Dental Assistant position. The program aims to guide students in developing proficiency, professionalism, empathy, and accurate technique while learning to interact professionally with dentists, coworkers, and patients.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The Dental Assisting degree program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in which students are required to successfully complete radiological written and skills assessments.

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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?


Dental Hygiene Curriculum

The dental hygiene AAS degree program at Concorde covers general education, dental science and practical skills. Thanks to our on-site dental clinic, you can also gain supervised clinical experience treating patients and serving the local community while you learn.

You can complete this program in as few as 18 months of study, including board certification exam review.**

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Office Management
  • Dental Radiography
  • Periodontology
  • Dental Public Health
  • Dental Law and Ethics

In order to graduate from the Dental Hygiene (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Memphis curriculum

Career Outlook

Job Outlook

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

#5Best Health Care Support Job according to U.S. News & World Report

6% National Job Growth projected from 2019-2029

23% Job Growth in Tennessee projected from 2018-2028

Financial Aid

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 and Licensure

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;