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Associates Degree Dental Hygiene

Why Major in Dental Hygiene?

The Dental Hygiene degree program at Ferris State is the largest in the State of Michigan and one of the largest Dental Hygiene AAS degree programs in the nation. Our dental hygiene degree program enjoys a reputation of educational excellence, with expert faculty who are recognized at the state, national and international levels within the discipline of dental hygiene for the delivery of innovative academic and continuing education.

Dental hygiene is a practice area that continues to grow with the increased consumer awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene in the prevention and detection of systemic disease processes. The dental hygiene industry will continue to grow based on the increasing focus on preventative dental care needs of the public.

Advance Your Career with a Dental Hygiene Degree

Completion of the three-year Associate Degree in dental hygiene and applied science, and final written and clinical exams enables the graduate to sit for the state licensure exam. Student clinical experiences occur within the college as the students work with patients from the University, community, and local schools in the College's 30-seat state of the art Dental Hygiene Clinic.

College Graduates in Dental Hygiene Get Great Jobs

Dental hygienists are professionals, licensed by the state in which they practice, who complete extensive educational and clinical preparation in preventive oral health care. A dental hygienist is a clinician, oral health care educator, health promoter, consumer advocate, administrator, and researcher.