Dental Hygiene

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Hygiene

The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree prepares students for a career in dental hygiene.  Salina Area Technical College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dental hygienists are licensed professionals who provide oral health services such as completing a full assessment of the health of the teeth and supporting structures, therapeutic and preventative procedures, radiographic evaluation and patient education. Dental hygienists must be licensed by the state in which they practice.  A candidate must graduate from an accredited dental hygiene school and pass national and local examinations to obtain licensure.

Students at SATC will receive their education working with skilled professionals in a newly remodeled dental clinic located on campus. Our dental clinic will provide the opportunity for hands-on training where you will provide comprehensive therapeutic and preventative services.

You Will Learn

  • How to gather diagnostic patient information, oral assessment and develop a treatment plan

  • How to provide preventative and therapeutic dental treatment

  • Nitrous oxide administration

  • Concepts of infection control

  • Medical/Dental emergencies/CPR

  • Principles of radiation techniques, health and safety

  • Manipulation of dental materials and lab procedures

  • Educate patients on prevention, treatment and home care

  • Maintain confidentiality and professional ethics

Careers

  • General practice

  • Periodontics

  • Dental Laboratory

  • Sales Representative

  • Insurance companies

  • Education

Information

Contact the DEN Enrollment Specialist with any questions, admissions requirements, or to set up program shadowing or tours.

Ron Redden
785-309-3128
ron.redden@salinatech.edu

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