Dental Hygiene majors

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Penn College's Dental Hygiene department features an exceptionally equipped state-of-the-art dental hygiene clinic.

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Students gain experience in our fully functioning Dental Hygiene Clinic that is open to the public. To contact the Dental Clinic for an appointment or other questions, phone 570-327-4500.

Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 33% through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source)

The median annual wage for dental hygienists was $71,110 in May 2013. (source)

...the dental hygiene program does a great deal of community work, so we get to be out helping and working which on top of being a great learning experience is a ton of fun.

Curtis Ianaro, Dental Hygiene, 2008

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Dental Hygiene: Health Policy & Administration Concentration

  • dental hygienist
  • insurance review specialist
  • dental health consultant
  • office manager

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Dental Hygiene

  • dental hygienist
  • researcher
  • government health agencies
  • school systems

Related Minor

  • A baccalaureate (Bachelor of Science [B.S.]) student may earn up to two minors
  • A student may not enroll in a minor within the same discipline as the declared major

Facility Photos

Dental Hygiene student provides instruction during a high school workshop. Dental Hygiene student prepares to provide treatment to his patient. Faculty member evaluating studentís hands-on instrumentation skills. Dental Hygiene student evaluating x-rays. Staff dentist providing an examination in the dental hygiene clinic. Faculty member providing feedback on student instrumentation skills. Dental Hygiene instruments.


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Other Dental Hygiene Information

Online Degree Completion Program

Increasing numbers of dental hygienists are choosing to pursue baccalaureate degrees to improve career opportunities and achieve personal and professional growth. Read more about our online bachelor-degree.

Dental Hygiene Clinic Notice of Privacy Practices

Official notice of our privacy practices as it pertains to the use and disclosure of patient health information.

Blood Borne Pathogens Statement

Dental hygienists and dental hygiene students may be exposed to contagious diseases, therefore strict compliance with Center of Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA standards are maintained. Policies on blood borne and infectious diseases are available upon request from the Penn College Dental Hygiene Program.

National Board Dental Hygiene Examination Pass Rate

The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination 4-year pass rate chart compares the pass rate of Penn College first-time takers to the national average.
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