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Dental Hygiene

There’s a great demand for dental hygienists locally and nationally. And our Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program, pending Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approval, has been developed to fill that need.

As a student in the program, you’ll learn about:

  • Assessing oral conditions
  • Non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • Dental cleaning
  • X-ray procedures
  • Anesthesia administration
  • Taking molds for athletic and night guards
  • Bleaching techniques
  • And more!

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Dental Hygiene

  1. Learn patient care in a working dental hygiene clinic
  2. Professors with years of practical experience
  3. Only program like it in Macomb County

Dental Hygiene Courses at Macomb

Begin with Prerequisites Courses

Although Macomb’s Dental Hygiene program is not yet holding classes, you can get a head start by taking the following prerequisites:

ENGL 1180: Communication I or ENGL 1210: Composition
BIOL 2710: Human Physiological Anatomy
PSYC 1010: Introductory Psychology
BIOL 2400: General Microbiology
CHEM 1050: Introduction to General Chemistry (passing grade on math placement test required)
SOCY 1010: Principles of Sociology

Career Opportunities in Dental Hygiene

Career opportunities for dental hygienists include those in dental practices, education, research, consumer advocacy and pharmaceutical sales.

Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned in Macomb’s Dental Hygiene program transfer to many colleges and universities. If you intend to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree, please speak with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


How do I find out more about the Dental Hygiene program?

For more information on the pending CODA-accredited Dental Hygiene program, email dental@macomb.edu or call 586.445.7161.

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