Dental Hygiene

Start your future in Dental Hygiene!

A Partnership with Virginia Western Community College

This program is designed to prepare students as primary preventive oral health professionals licensed to practice dental hygiene. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take national, regional, and state board examinations leading to licensure as a registered dental hygienist (RDH).

The program has been accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Associate of Applied Science Degree
2 Years (5 Full-Time Semesters)

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A dental hygienist may practice in any of the following settings:

  • Dental offices and dental clinics
  • Federal, state, and local health departments
  • Hospitals and nursing homes/home health organizations
  • School districts or departments of education
  • Educational programs for dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting students
  • Correctional facilities
  • Private and public facilities for pediatric, geriatric, and other individuals/groups with special needs
  • Health maintenance organization/managed care organizations.

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.  

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.

Admission Requirements

The application deadline for the Fall of 2022 is December 1, 2021

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for admission to both VWCC and LFCC. For application materials and additional program information, please see the Health Technology website at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/health-professions/dental-hygiene/.

When enrollments must be limited for any curriculum (because the number of applicants exceeds the available space), priority will be given to qualified applicants who are

residents of the LFCC service region as designated by the Virginia Community College System. This includes Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren counties and the city of Winchester.

Academic Plan, Course List, and Program Information

Dental Services

The college offers a variety of FREE Dental Services to those who qualify. Teeth are important. Personal appearance, chewing efficiency, and general health may be enhanced with healthy teeth and gum. Learn more HERE.

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