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.

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

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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

Before you can apply, download the information packet and observation forms from the Application Procedure section above. Watch the dental hygiene information session video and take the short test at the end of the video in order to receive the application via email.

Virtual Info Session

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/hr Dental Hygiene Salary

FEBRUARY 14, 2025