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Dental Hygiene

Associate of Applied Science

Dental Hygienists are increasing their scope of practice across the country. At Pima, you will learn to work collaboratively with patients using a patient-centered and evidence-based approach in multidisciplinary teams of health professionals.

Pima will prepare you to take national and regional licensing exams to either work as a dental hygienist or pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. You will receive state-of-the-art, hands-on training in Pima’s Dental Clinic and be taught by dental professionals. 

Limited Admissions Program: Students must meet the preparatory coursework and any other prerequisites and apply to the program. Depending on available spots, students may be placed on a waiting list before starting the program. See Program Admissions or an advisor for details.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Location

West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Health Professions
Dean: 520.206.6916
Lead Faculty: 520.206.3098

Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Dental Hygienist $89,016

Academic Options

Continue your studies at Northern Arizona University for a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene or explore other baccalaureate opportunities.


 

www.pima.edu/dental-hygiene-aas

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