The Dental Hygiene Program prepares students to enter the profession of dental hygiene. At Quinsigamond, students receive a thorough background in the sciences and dental hygiene subjects. They learn and practice their clinical skills in a modern, on-campus dental hygiene clinic.
Dental hygienists are members of the dental health care team who provide preventive oral health services, including dental health education, health promotion, oral prophylaxis, dental x-rays, fluoride treatments, pit and fissure sealants, and preliminary patient examinations. As licensed health care professionals, dental hygienists promote total health through maintenance of optimum oral health.
Career opportunities for licensed dental hygienists include positions in private dental offices, clinics, hospitals, school districts and federal, state, and local health agencies. For students who continue their education to the bachelor and master degree levels, additional career opportunities exist in public health, research, and dental hygiene education.
This program also prepares students for further study at four-year colleges and universities. To assure that courses are selected that will be applicable to a degree program at a particular four-year college or university, students should make their academic advisor aware of their intent to transfer in order to satisfy the requirements of the receiving institution.
Specialized Health Careers Advising facilitates the entry of students to Health Care Programs. All students applying should contact Health Careers Advising at 508.854.4308.