Delta Region MS

CAREER TYPE

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygiene practice may include, but are not limited to: obtaining patient's dental and medical histories; counseling patients on dental care; supervising oral hygiene practices; removing stains and deposits from teeth; exposing, processing, mounting, and reading dental radiographs; applying certain topical agents; and performing other services relating to mouth care.

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:

Salary Range Potential: $41,000 - $100,000

Class Types:

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TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS

Dental Hygiene-Dental Hygienist

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. It is designed to train a person for technical work in a dental office. Dental Hygiene services are provided under the supervision of a licensed dentist and are governed by the state dental practice acts.

Example of Class Types

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  Day and Night Classes:

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Pre-requisites required:
Completion of the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum does not guarantee acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program. Enrollment is limited. Students are required to first enroll in a year (36 hours) of pre-dental hygiene courses. A student must earn a minimum grade of "C" in each course in the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum to qualify for admission.

Length of Program
6 semesters

Summary of Program Requirements
Completion of the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum does not guarantee acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program. Enrollment is limited. Students are required to first enroll in a year (36 hours) of pre-dental hygiene courses. A student must earn a minimum grade of "C" in each course in the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum to qualify for admission.

Skills Needed
Speaking, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Operation Monitoring
Northeast MS Community College
Booneville

Contact
Dr. Nick Alexander
(662) 720-7283
nealexander@nemcc.edu
Camille C. Shoffner
(662) 720-7593
ccshoffner@nemcc.edu