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Dental Hygiene

Do you see yourself supporting a patient’s overall wellbeing by preventing and treating dental diseases and improving oral health?

Dental hygienists provide preventive, therapeutic and educational dental health services to patients in a variety of different settings. The dental hygiene program from the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Department of Undergraduate Health Professions helps prepare students for this rewarding career.

Augusta University is Georgia’s Health Sciences Center of Excellence, and we offer an experience like no other. Join us to become tomorrow’s health care professionals today.

Dental Hygiene is for you if you consider yourself

Helpful and Nurturing
Innovative and Cutting-edge

 

Healing

like no

other.

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What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Dental Hygiene program, you’ll take classes in patient care, pharmacology, periodontics and radiology techniques while also participating in a variety of field experiences.

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Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Field experience in a dental private practice setting and classes highlighting specialty clinic observation give students valuable opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge about their chosen career.

Students learn the clinical application of the dental hygiene process through a variety of different practical methods.

Laboratory education provides hands-on mastery of skills like performing oral examinations, the application of topical fluoride, placing temporary restorations and applying sealants.

Research & Innovation

Whether you're an undergrad or graduate student, you'll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world's most complex and pressing challenges.

Academic Health Center

Academic health centers teach tomorrow's health care professionals, and the only way to do this is to stay on top of the latest treatments and tools for a culture of continuous learning.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program can be employed in general and specialized dental practices, government clinics, and public health agencies, with job availability favoring rural areas and those not adjacent to dental hygiene programs.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth from 2020 to 2030 is expected to be faster than average.

Profiles

Student Stories

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

A comprehensive program providing hands-on experience in a variety of different practice settings.

Proximity to a variety of health care professionals at the state’s Health Care Center of Excellence means access to the latest advancements in treatments.

Graduate with the ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to excel in the dental field.

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Learning Like No Other

The College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University trains and educates today’s health care professionals: the therapists, technicians, administrators, managers and assistants who are the backbone of our country’s health care workforce.