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Career Area: Health Sciences
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-508-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4230
Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Pediatric Dental Hygienist
  • Sterilization Coordinator

Average Median Wage


Dental Hygienist Programs

Under the supervision of a dentist, a dental hygienist inspects the mouth, administers local anesthesia and chemotherapeutic agents, removes stains and deposits from teeth, applies preventive agents, prepares clinical and diagnostic tests, completes dental x-rays and performs many other services related to mouth care. Dental hygienists counsel patients about preventive measures such as nutrition, oral hygiene and dental care.

Shared programs give students access to career majors that might not otherwise be available at their local college. Where these career fields are in high demand, two or more colleges may agree to share program components at the individual colleges. Because the colleges are collaborating, students may need to attend certain classes at another college to fulfill the program requirements. For more information please contact one of the colleges listed.

Dental Hygienist Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Blackhawk Dental Hygienist at Blackhawk
CVTC Dental Hygienist at CVTC
Fox Valley Dental Hygienist at Fox Valley
Gateway Dental Hygienist at Gateway
Madison College Dental Hygienist at Madison College
Milwaukee Area Dental Hygienist at Milwaukee Area
Northcentral Dental Hygienist at Northcentral
Northeast Dental Hygienist at Northeast
Waukesha County Dental Hygienist at Waukesha County