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Dental Studies

Dental Hygiene or Certified Dental Assisting?

If you're looking to start a career in the dental health field, TJC offers distinct programs you can follow: Dental Hygiene Associate Degree and Certified Dental Assisting. If you're a licensed hygienist who would like to continue your education, we also offer a  Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Program.

Hygienists are dental health specialists whose primary concern is nonsurgical periodontal therapy, maintenance of oral health and prevention of oral disease.  We offer both an Associate of Applied Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Certified dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties while working chairside as the dentist provides dental services. They make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and maintain their dental records.

Dental Clinic

The Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center is home to the dental clinic, a brand-new facility where Dental Studies majors learn and practice. The clinic is open to members of the community to come in for dental cleanings, oral examinations, X-rays, and pit and fissure sealants. These services are provided by dental hygiene students under the supervision of a general dentist and registered dental hygienists.

Individuals who are involved in the provision of dental services may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens that may result in human disease. For more information regarding infection risks and policies, see our Infection and Hazard Control Policies & Procedures