Salina Area Technical College’s new Dental Hygiene program has earned accreditation.

According to the school, the Commission on Dental Accreditation has approved Salina Tech’s plans to start a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program, with the first class starting this fall.

Salina Tech has been working towards starting a Dental Hygiene program since 2017, and the CODA approval was the final step in the process. The college’s Board of Trustees first approved the plan in June of 2019.