Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Integrated Program

Dental Hygiene PracticeAre you interested in working in the Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene field? A dental assistant is a member of a dental health team that provides chair side assistance to the dentist as well as laboratory and x-ray procedures. A dental hygienist provides cleanings, exams and x-rays under the supervision of a dentist. A separate admission process must be completed in order to be considered for the Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene Program.

Where can I work?

Dental hygienists work in offices of dentists. A very small number work for employment services, offices of physicians, or other industries.

How much will I earn?

How long will it take to complete the program?

The program usually takes 4 semesters to complete.

What are the program options?


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Community Dental Health Coordinator

New to Big Sandy, the Community Dental Health Coordinator Program teaches students to work within a community to provide oral health education in a variety of settings. Coordinators are typically recruited from the communities similar to those they will serve. This is a one year program, and more information about the program can be found on the American Dental Association CDHC website.

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Dr. Jill Keaton
Prestonsburg Campus, Johnson 113-B
(606) 889-4726 Office Ext.: 94726