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Dental Hygiene Program at Tri-C 

Area of Study:
Dental Hygiene 
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene 

If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program.  You may only apply to three programs at one time.  Click here for the online application instructions.

 Learn more about the Dental Hygiene Program at Tri-C

Dental hygienists are licensed primary health care professionals, health educators and clinicians who provide preventive, educational and therapeutic services supporting total health for the control of oral diseases and the promotion of oral health.  Employment opportunities exist in private practices, health care agencies, hospitals, sales, government research programs and in dental hygiene education programs.  Upon successful completion of this curriculum, the graduate may take national and regional examinations and apply for licensure.

Career & Job Outlook:  Find out why flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this career.

Frequently Asked Questions:  Do you have to be licensed to be a dental hygienist? For answers to this and other questions, click here.

Accreditations & Partnerships:  The Dental Hygiene Program at Cuyahoga Community College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements.

Day in the Life:  Find out about information as a student in the program and working professional.

Visit the Dental Hygiene/Assisting Simulation Lab site to learn more about the real-life clinical experience they receive in this program.

How to reach us

Mary Lou Gerosky,
Metropolitan Campus

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Health Careers Enrollment Center
Cuyahoga Community College
Metropolitan Campus-MHCS 126
2900 Community College Avenue
Cleveland OH 44115-3196

Dental Hygiene Application  Packet

Student Health Form

The Dental Hygiene class which begins Fall 2014 is full.  It is possible that openings may exist closer to the beginning of Fall 2014.  Those who are accepted in the class beginning Fall 2015 may be offered a seat beginning Fall 2014 should an opening exist. 













While you are waiting to begin the Dental Hygiene program, why not consider a Bachelor's Degree?  Tri-C has agreements with many four year institutions. Check in with a counselor for more information!
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Program Outcomes 

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes:  Dental Hygiene Degree Outcomes

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