Program Facts

Complete your associate degree in as few as 18 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.

 Program Overview

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.

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

Accreditation Statement

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.

**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.