Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program prepares students to be primary oral health care professionals who play a key role in promoting oral health through educational, preventive and therapeutic services. The program helps students reach their full potential by developing academic and clinical competencies, critical thinking skills, communication proficiency and civic responsibility. Our curriculum consists of general education, biomedical sciences, dental sciences and dental hygiene sciences all provided within a framework of academic and clinical experience.

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Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene

Program Information

Mission & Goals
Dental Hygiene Program Mission & Goals

The Dental Hygiene program has earned full accreditation by the American Dental Association.

Policy for Third Party Comments

Application Procedure

The Dental Hygiene program begins in the summer semester each year and takes approximately two years of full-time study to complete. Enrollment is limited to 12 incoming students each year, and admission is competitive. You will receive the program application at the information session.

Admission Steps
  1. Attend an information session
  2. Apply to Temple College
  3. Complete program application
  4. Take the ATI TEAS exam

   Information Packet           Observation Forms

Information Sessions

September 10, 2018
October 8, 2018 Canceled
November 12, 2018
January 14, 2019
March 18, 2019
April 8, 2019
June 10, 2019
July 8, 2019
August 12, 2019


*Information sessions begin at 4 p.m. in Room 1832 of the Health Sciences Center.

Policies & Procedures

Blood Borne Pathogen Policy


University Partners

Texas Woman’s University has partnered with Temple College to offer a Dual Enrollment Dental Hygiene program. The program gives students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree while simultaneously completing the Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from the Temple College Dental Hygiene program. Dual enrollment means that students will be taking courses from both institutions in a melded curriculum.

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Dental Hygiene Expected Salary $30-$36/hrDental Hygiene Salary

DH Application Deadline