Dental Hygiene

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 Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Health Sciences
Dental Hygiene

Successfully completing the Dental Hygiene program at Mesa Community College will prepare individuals for the necessary licensure requirements to begin a rewarding career in the Dental Hygiene profession.

The Dental Hygiene program offers a rigorous, intensive, science-based curriculum, balanced with personal development, creating a whole person educational approach. Graduates are awarded an Associate’s in Applied Science degree and become eligible to take the written and clinical exams necessary to obtain a license in Dental Hygiene.

Our mission at the Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene Program is to develop a diverse student population, within a culture of mindfulness, to become kind, community centered professionals who embody the values of integrity, compassion and desire for continual personal and professional growth.

We will promote the evolution of dental hygiene by exploring and implementing new methods and ideas. Mindfulness, awareness and presence practices are integrated for the development of emotional intelligence and the cultivation of compassionate, empathetic and professional behavior.

Lecture courses are held at the Red Mountain Campus. Clinical experiences take place at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, located just south of the U.S. 60 and west of Power Road in Mesa.

Accreditation

The Mesa Community College program is accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Dental Hygiene program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Dental Hygiene

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Dental Hygiene 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.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

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.