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Program Overview

If you want a career that is both personally and professionally fulfilling and you enjoy interacting with people, consider a career as a dental assistant or hygienist. Both Dental hygienists are in-demand positions that form a critical part of a dental team’s success.

Our Dental program offers a paths for this careers — with instructors who have real-world experience and will teach you essential skills and safety guidelines.

Dental hygienists assess and diagnose the oral health of patients, assist the dentist, and take and develop x-rays. A dental hygienist requires good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and attention to detail. In the program, you’ll learn to perform a preliminary exam and teeth cleaning. As a licensed dental hygienist, you may be employed in a general or specialty dental practice in private or public healthcare settings.

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Licensing Disclosures

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene degree is designed to meet the academic requirements for a Licensed Dental Hygienist in Arizona. The program is only offered and available to students located in Arizona. Rio Salado College has not determined whether the program meets or does not meet the academic requirements for licensing in other states.