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Dental Hygiene

For Real Smiles

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The confidence to smile is quite a gift. And as a dental hygienist, it’s yours and yours alone to give.

It’s those regular six-month cleanings that help patients keep their teeth and gums healthy and avoid painful procedures or dentures (ouch!).

Your patients will thank you.

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Dental Hygiene

An accredited program

Our pending Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-accredited program is the only one like it in Macomb County and among only 13 available statewide!

For a look at the courses in the program, visit the College Catalog.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have all the skills you need for immediate employment as a certified dental hygienist after graduation, including:

  • 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!

A working dental clinic

Your training will be in a working dental clinic, where you’ll learn from professors with years of experience in the dental health care field.

You’ll perfect your chairside charm taking care of real patients, who couldn’t afford dental care without the low-cost services our dental clinic provides.

And the credits you earn will transfer to a four-year college or university if you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

You could even become a dental hygiene instructor yourself!

Need to know more?

Email dental@macomb.edu or call 586.445.7161 to learn more about the Dental Hygiene program at Macomb. Your smile awaits.

Benefit from high demand

A dental hygienist is one of few jobs where you’ll start out earning upwards of $70,000 a year.

Learn more about job opportunities in the local area using the handy tool below.

If you haven’t been recruited by a dental practice before you graduate, our Career Services team can help you with the job search, including polishing up your resume and interview skills.

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