Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases, both to protect teeth and gums, and also to protect patients total health. They are graduates of accredited dental hygiene education programs in colleges and universities, and must take written and clinical exams before they are allowed to practice. In addition to treating patients directly, dental hygienists also work as educators, researchers, and administrators.
Graduates who successfully pass the Dental Hygiene National Board examination and regional and/or state licensing exams are eligible to apply for licensure in states where they plan to practice.
The Tyler Junior College Department of Dental Hygiene is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation under the following status: "approval without reporting requirements". The next site visit for the program is scheduled for 2016. See our related downloads for accreditation paperwork.
The Tyler Junior College (TJC) full-time curriculum in Dental Hygiene
- Leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene
- Begins in the summer session of each year.
- Enrollment is limited to accepted applicants.
- Holds full accreditation from the American Dental Association.
- Dental Hygiene (AAS)
- Admission guidelines
- Dental Hygiene student handbook
- Pre-Admission Observation Form
|Carrie Hobbs, R.D.H., M.Ed.
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|Stacey Norrell, R.D.H., B.A.A.S.
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