Dental Hygiene Associate Degree
Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases in order to preserve healthy teeth and gums as they relate to the patient’s overall health.
We will guide you through the practical skills and proficient hands-on training that transfer directly into the workplace. The AAS degree in dental hygiene can jumpstart your dental healthcare career.
Our Dental Hygiene facility is part of the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, which opened in 2015. Our state-of-the-art facilities, highly-trained faculty, small class sizes and community health offerings go above and beyond the best learning experience.
Why Choose Dental Hygiene AAS
Expected to grow by 19% over the next 10 years
The Department of Dental Hygiene is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
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.
Dental Hygiene (AAS)
If you have a passion for the dental industry and are looking to serve the oral health needs of your community, TJC can help you put those aspirations to work. Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases that can affect the patient’s overall health. The AAS degree in dental hygiene can jumpstart your dental health career.
Who We Are
- Carrie Hobbs, Professor/Department Chair - Dental Studies
- Christina Horton, Professor - Dental Hygiene
- Kristy Howell, Professor - Dental Hygiene
- Melissa Kravetz, Professor - Dental Hygiene
- Tina Morrison, Program Support Specialist
- Stacey Norrell, Professor/Clinical Coordinator - Dental Hygiene
- Amanda Richardson, Professor/Clinical Coordinator - Dental Hygiene
- Natasha Simmons, Manager - Dental Clinic
How to Apply
TJC is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program is limited. Please submit a Selective Admissions Application to be considered for admission.
For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.