TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS
The Dental Hygiene Program provides students with a general education and clinical dental hygiene experience to prepare them for a career in the dental hygiene profession. A dental hygienist is a licensed preventive health professional who provides educational, clinical and therapeutic services and promotes total health through the maintenance of optimal oral health. All phases of dental health education are covered and sustained through community dental health activities and clinical experience by treating patients in all categories including children, the aged, and patients with oral and general systemic conditions. MCCs Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval with 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 Commissions web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda. Graduates of the program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and are eligible to write the National Board of Dental Examiners as well as individual state board examinations for dental hygiene. In an effort to better prepare dental hygiene graduates for the workforce, MCCs Dental Hygiene Program includes digital intraoral and panoramic x-ray, computerized charting, and electronic records keeping in the curriculum.
|Example of Class Types
Classroom and Clinical
Day and Night Classes:
Summary of Program Requirements
Chemistry Survey/Chemistry Survey Lab
Critical thinking skills; interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with co-workers and patients; written and verbal communication skills; fine motor skills; hand-eye coordination.
Meridian Community College
Dr. Paige Pennington