Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene

Dental HygieneDental hygienists are licensed health professionals who provide preventive and therapeutic care in the management of oral diseases. As a hygienist, you’ll conduct oral examinations, provide preventive dental health care, expose and process dental radiographs, and help educate patients about oral health and its impact on the entire body. As we learn more about the impact of dental health on the whole body, the role of the hygienist may become even more crucial. Your education about the importance of good oral health can have an impact on your patients’ well-being.

This program will prepare you to perform dental hygiene services in accordance with the state practice act and reflects current theory and practice. After completing all of the requirements of the program, in order to be fully licensed as a dental hygienist, you must successfully take national and regional board examinations, complete criminal background check/fingerprinting and apply for licensure in order to practice Dental Hygiene in the state of Ohio.

Career Opportunities

In addition to treating patients directly, dental hygienists may also work as educators, researchers, and administrators in healthcare agencies, hospitals, sales, and in government programs.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

As an LCCC dental hygiene student, you will work with our highly qualified dental professionals to provide members of the community with educational, preventive and therapeutic dental hygiene services at a nominal fee.  

  Learn more about LCCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic

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Dr. Ihor N. Suszko
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University Partnership Programs

Our Dental Hygiene Program courses may transfer to these university partnership programs:

  Certificate in Health Care Management from Youngstown State University

   Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Allied Health from Youngstown State University 

  Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a Public Health major from Youngstown State University

  Master of Health and Human Services from Youngstown State University

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.