Dental Hygiene2022-04-06T10:42:00-06:00

Dental Hygiene

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  • Dental Hygiene
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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


  • General practice

  • Periodontics

  • Dental Laboratory

  • Sales Representative

  • Insurance companies

  • Education


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

Ron Redden



Brooke Horner is a Registered Dental Hygienist, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University and her Master of Science in Education from Kansas State University.  She is also a Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant.

Mrs. Horner has over 20 years in the dental field.  She started as a Dental Assistant and progressed to a Dental Hygienist for 12 years prior to becoming the Dental Program Administrator in 2015, and is now the Director of Allied Dental Education. 

Mrs. Horner is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and serves as President for the Kansas Dental Association (KDAA).  She is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for dentistry with her students! | 785-309-3125 


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