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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
A dental student works on another person at a dental clinic

Scope of Practice

Dental Hygiene AAS

Dental hygiene care provided in the PCC Dental Hygiene Clinic as part of the PCC Dental Hygiene program is supervised by a licensed dentist and licensed dental hygienists. It is based upon the standard of care for the profession of dentistry and the Rules and Statutes of the Arizona State Dental Practice Act.

The services that are provided include but are not limited to:

  • Dental exam by a licensed dentist
  • Dental Prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • Full Mouth or Bitewing Radiographs
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Panoramic Radiographs
  • Whitening
  • Periodontal Disease Management (Root Planning and Scaling)
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Desensitization treatment
  • Local anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation therapy
  • Recall/recare dental hygiene appointments- patients are selected based upon the dental hygiene students’ course requirements and availability 

The Scope of Practice listing is provided to all Dental Hygiene program applicants and patients. A Scope of Practice listing is also available at our Extended Campus Clinical Sites upon request.

Program Information

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