Are 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 Program or Dental Hygiene Program.
Pre-Admission Conference Dates
|October 20, 2023||3:00 PM|
|November 17, 2023||3:00 PM|
|February 16, 2024||3:00 PM|
|March 15, 2024||3:00 PM|
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What are my career choices?
Dental hygienists work in offices of dentists. A very small number work for employment services, offices of physicians, or other industries.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate of Applied Science
- Dental Hygiene
- Dental Assisting
- Community Dental Health Coordinator
Would you like more information?
- Application Requirements
- Selective Admissions Criteria - Dental Assisting
- Selective Admissions Criteria - Dental Hygiene
- Dental Assisting Program Check List
- Dental Hygiene Program Check List
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.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
The Dental Hygiene Program and Dental Assisting Program are offered on the Prestonsburg Campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg (Johnson Building) and the satellite location on the Laurel Campus of Somerset Community College (Building 1) in London. Full-time and part-time faculty and staff are available at each location to provide instruction.
Big Sandy Community & Technical College
East Kentucky Oral Health Training Center
513 3rd Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
Laurel Campus Location
Laurel Campus of Somerset Community College
100 University Drive
London, KY 40741