Program Facts

Complete your associate degree in as few as 18 months.*

Learn to provide cleanings, take x-rays, and promote oral health.

Program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation(CODA).

 Program Overview

Train for a career that gets smiles with Concorde in Aurora. Our CODA-accredited Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program offers you the foundation of science, professional knowledge and clinical skillsᶛᶛ you need to help others preserve their oral (and overall) health.

As a dental hygienist, you’ll work within dental practices to provide cleanings, perform screenings and take x-rays. You’ll also provide education on at-home care to patients. Finally, you’ll act as an important source of information for the dentist, alerting them to problems or changes in a patients’ dental health.

Dental Hygiene Curriculum

The dental hygiene associate degree program at Concorde covers general education, dental science and practical skills. Thanks to our on-site dental clinic, you can also gain supervised clinical experienceᶛᶛ treating patients and serving the local community while you learn.

You can complete this program in as few as 18* months of study, including board certification exam review.†

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Office Management
  • Dental Radiography
  • Periodontology
  • Dental Public Health
  • Dental Law and Ethics

†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

 

Accreditation Statement
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on DentalAccreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. TheCommission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.