Complete your associate degree in as few as 17 months at our Memphis campus.*
Learn to provide cleanings, take x-rays, and promote oral health in our on-site clinic.
Program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).**
Available at our Memphis location.
Train for a career that gets smiles with Concorde in Memphis. Our CODA-accredited Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program offers you the foundation of science, professional knowledge and clinical skills 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 AAS 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 experience treating patients and serving the local community while you learn.ᶛᶛ
You can complete this program in as few as 17 months of study,* including board certification exam review.†
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Dental Materials
- Dental Office Management
- Dental Radiography
- 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. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.
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.
The Dental Hygiene (Associate of Applied Science) program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” CODA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Commission on Dental Accreditation: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 440-4653; http://www.ada.org/en/coda.