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The standard expectation is about two years to complete the roughly 55 credit hours necessary for an Associates Degree. Actual number of hours will depend on the school and the program.

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How long is the training for a dental hygienist?

It directly depends on what degree you want to receive:Certificate in Dental Hygiene (2-3 years)Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene (2 years)Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene (4 years)Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene (4+2 years)


What associates degree is required to become a dental hygienist?

The associate degree in dental hygiene is typically an associates in applied science (AAS).


Do you need a special license to clean teeth?

Yes, you need a Dental Hygienists license or a Dental License to "clean" teeth. Most states require at least an Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.


Can you get your dental hygiene degree online?

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What kind of college degree do you need to do dental hygienist work?

"The degree needed is a degree in Dental Hygiene. There are many schools in which one can earn a degree in the field of Dental Hygiene. To enter the field, one must also licensed by the state."


Stages for a Dental Hygienist?

Certificate in Dental HygieneMany universities based in the US offer various certificate programs in dental hygiene. The duration of such programs range on average from 2 to 3 years. The curriculum is usually made up of the core courses, namely dental anatomy, nutrition, microbiology, local anesthesia and others. Graduates of the certificate programs are eligible for a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. In the final academic years they will have a lot of practice. Dental hygienist students usually undergo their internship in nursing homes, community health centers, etc.Associate Degree in Dental HygieneYou may enter community or technical college to get an associate degree in dental hygiene. That will be enough to become employed and licensed. Associate degree appears to be a 2-year program. Basically, this is the minimum education which allows you become a dental hygienist. As a rule, the curriculum comprises general subject studies following by the prerequisite coursework in the liberal arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. The final year is dedicated to theoretical and practical classes which prepare students to the actual practice. From that point on, you may start looking for a job. Other than that, you may proceed with your studies with the aim of getting a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene.Bachelor's Degree in Dental HygieneBachelor's degree in dental hygiene takes 4 years of studying. On the initial years the academic curriculum is made up of the general subjects such as natural and social sciences, math, liberal arts. Over the next two years students are introduced more closely to dental hygiene subjects. You'll be majorly focused on radiology, oral pathologies, community health, dental anatomy, preventative oral health care, dental materials, etc. So, if you're ambitious and willing to earn really good money, 2-year education is not enough. This is a good reason to get on the higher academic level. Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene allows graduates take part in clinical practice, research, education or health programs.Master's Degree in Dental HygieneYou may decide to go even further with your studies and get Master's degree in dental hygiene. With the Master's degree on hands you'll be able to become a researcher, administrator or an educator. Another 2 years since you get Bachelor's degree allows you get a profound knowledge in dental hygiene. Master's degree level offers academic courses specially designed for students who want to get a deeper insight into dental hygiene. These students will also be engaged into research and get practical experience in the final year. Graduates are trained to be hygiene leaders, practitioners, educators, oral health promoters, administrators and researchers.


How many additional years do you take to get your bachelors if you already have your AA in dental hygiene?

It would take approximately two additional years as a full-time student, provided you take the degree as prescribed by the college or university. However, I have never heard of an AA in dental hygiene. In most community colleges it is a associate of applied science degree (AAS), or (less prevalent) an AS degree.


Where can I go for a degree in dental hygiene ?

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Can you do a post graduate degree for dentistry after a degree in dental hygiene and therapy?

Yes it is possible. As a prior coordinator of health related professions at a university, I can say that there were more than a few dental hygiene students who went on to become dentists.


Is a Dental Hygienist career a well paying job?

A career in Dental Hygiene is a well paying career, considering the amount of schoolign required. The Median (Average) Annual Income of a Dental Hygienist is $65,590, which is a pretty big number considering one can practice dental hygiene with only an Associate's Degree and a certificate to practice Dental Hygiene.


If you're a dental hygiene major can you still apply to dental school?

Not only is the answer yes, but dental schools like to see dental background. Being a hygienist can put an edge on your application. Not to mention, nothing prepares you for dental school like getting your undergrad degree in hygiene.


What is the best dental hygiene school in Canada?

NOT the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene!! or its sister school Toronto College of Dental Hygiene


What is the duration of Dental Hygiene?

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If you already have your AA in dental hygiene but want your bachelor's degree in dental hygiene how many additional years of school is that?

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What do you minor and major in to become a dental hygienist?

The major evidently will be dental hygiene. Because this major is highly intensive, I would not be too concerned about a minor. Your going to have your hands full with just the dental hygiene. Besides, if you start with the associates degree, there really is no room for a minor. Read the following carefully which will give you information on the educational requirements for dental hygiene.Prospective dental hygienists must become licensed in the State in which they wish to practice. A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school is usually required along with licensure examinations. Education and training. A high school diploma and college entrance test scores are usually required for admission to a dental hygiene program. High school students interested in becoming a dental hygienist should take courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Also, some dental hygiene programs require applicants to have completed at least 1 year of college. Specific entrance requirements vary from one school to another. In 2006, there were 286 dental hygiene programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Most dental hygiene programs grant an associate degree, although some also offer a certificate, a bachelor's degree, or a master's degree. A minimum of an associate degree or certificate in dental hygiene is generally required for practice in a private dental office. A bachelor's or master's degree usually is required for research, teaching, or clinical practice in public or school health programs. Schools offer laboratory, clinical, and classroom instruction in subjects such as anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, radiography, histology (the study of tissue structure), periodontology (the study of gum diseases), pathology, dental materials, clinical dental hygiene, and social and behavioral sciences. Licensure. Dental hygienists must be licensed by the State in which they practice. Nearly all States require candidates to graduate from an accredited dental hygiene school and pass both a written and clinical examination. The American Dental Association's Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations administers the written examination, which is accepted by all States and the District of Columbia. State or regional testing agencies administer the clinical examination. In addition, most States require an examination on the legal aspects of dental hygiene practice. Alabama is the only State that allows candidates to take its examinations if they have been trained through a State-regulated on-the-job program in a dentist's office. Other qualifications. Dental hygienists should work well with others because they work closely with dentists and dental assistants as well as dealing directly with patients. Hygienists also need good manual dexterity, because they use dental instruments within a patient's mouth, with little room for error. For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated below.


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What areas in Florida have dental hygiene schools?

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Utah College of Dental Hygiene was created in 2005.


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How many years of schooling do you need to become an dental hygienist?

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Can you obtain a dental hygiene job if you have genital herpes?

You can obtain a dental hygiene job if you have genital herpes.


Schooling for a dental hygienist?

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