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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene
Department: Health Professions

Strong interpersonal skills, good manual dexterity, and a genuine interest in people are necessary prerequisites for this rewarding career. As a dental hygienist, you will serve an important role as an oral health educator and as a provider of preventive and therapeutic treatment.

Some of your responsibilities as part of the dental health team include scaling and polishing teeth, taking X-rays, applying fluoride and surface sealants, and teaching patients how to care for their teeth.

You’ll train and practice your skills on campus in Parkland’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic. You’ll complete your observations off campus at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Clinic, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Champaign County Nursing Home, and private dental offices.

As a full-time student, you can earn the A.A.S. degree in two years, including summers. A recommended option is enrolling in the pre-dental hygiene program of study to complete general and supportive courses before entering the program.

Learn more by calling 217/351-2681 today.

Contact Information

Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217.351.2200
Toll Free: 800.346.8089


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