For complete admission information to enter the Dental Hygiene Program at Mesa Community College, please visit our program's website.
This program is part of the Allied Health Department.
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 are in-demand positions that form a critical part of a dental team’s success.
Our Dental program offers paths for both careers — with instructors who have real-world experience and will teach you essential skills and safety guidelines. Dental assistants support the dental team during a variety of clinical and administrative procedures. In this program, you’ll learn how to work with, record, and interpret patient data, as well as how to document diagnoses, treatment plans, and performed procedures. We will also teach you how to manage referrals and lab cases.
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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Successful completion of a degree within the Dental program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
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You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
Before signing up for classes, you will want to meet with an academic advisor. Together you will lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Dental Hygiene program is available through enrollment services at the Red Mountain Campus. This may help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education your are looking for.