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Associate of Applied Science Degree
A Dental Hygienist is a preventive oral health professional licensed to provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the dental consumer.
The Dental Hygiene Program provides a scientifically current, competency-based curriculum focusing on mental, psychomotor, and affective education, which is essential to become a competent Dental Hygienist.
While each state has its own specific regulations governing the dental hygienist's responsibilities, typical services provided in Ohio include: scaling and polishing teeth, taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays), patient screening procedures, applying preventive materials such as sealants and fluorides, taking impressions for study models, nutritional counseling, and teaching oral hygiene techniques.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to sit for the Dental Hygiene National Board Exam (NBDHE), North East Regional Board and/or other state and regional boards.
To provide a scientifically current; competency-based curriculum focusing on cognitive, psychomotor and affective education essential to becoming a competent dental hygienist.
To provide the foundation for graduates to broaden career opportunities in the roles of clinician, educator, administrator, researcher, change agent and consumer advocate.