Starting Your Career as a Dental Hygienist in Twin Cities
You’ve seen them the dentist. They’re the trained professionals who make your teeth sparkly clean and give you tips on keeping them looking great until your next appointment. These dental hygienists are an integral part of a dentist’s office—building relationships with clients, performing preventative services and providing a vital health service.
Today’s dental hygienists know that oral health directly relates overall general health. And this knowledge is driving demand to fill open positions in this health care related field. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook shows that jobs in dental hygiene are growing at a rate “much faster than average,” with nearly 210,000 jobs opening up nationwide per year.
So what can you do with a degree in dental hygiene? Graduates of Argosy University, Twin Cities’ Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program treat patients and sometimes choose to work as educators, researchers, administrators or business professionals.
To earn your degree, you’ll participate in hands-on clinical experience at an established dental clinic. You’ll have the opportunity to develop critical thinking, interpersonal and technical skills. And you’ll learn from faculty members who are experienced practitioners.
The program can be completed in as few as five semesters and students may join the Student American Dental Hygiene Association.
Ready to begin your path to becoming a dental hygienist? Learn more about Argosy University, Twin Cities’ program, the courses you’ll take, and what you can expect as a student by visiting the school’s webpage for the Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene .
The Dental Hygiene program at
Argosy University, Twin Cities
is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates of the
program must successfully pass three exams prior to being issued a license*
to practice dental hygiene: The American Dental Association (ADA) National
Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE), the Central Regional Dental Testing
Service (CRDTS) exam required by the practicing state, and the state
jurisprudence exam for dental hygienists.
*Argosy University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure.
Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing
certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to
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