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Dental Hygiene

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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Dental Hygiene - Partnership Agreement with Virginia Western Community College
2 Years (5 Full-Time Semesters)

For more information, visit the Dental Hygiene website.

The dental hygiene program prepares 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). This program is offered at Lord Fairfax Community College as a satellite site for Virginia Western Community College.

The program Dental Hygiene 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.

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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.

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Admission Requirements

Students must apply for admission to health professions programs (practical nursing, nursing, surgical technology, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy, emergency medical services, advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) emergency medical technician – intermediate, paramedic and central services) in addition to applying for admission to the College. Admission requirements and application materials are available through the Health Professions Division. Specific requirements can be found within the catalog pages under the “Program Information” section.

Course List

This is a general list of courses required for this program. For a complete list of courses and requirements view “Program Information”.

Course
College Composition I
Dental Hygiene I
Dental Hygiene II
Dental Hygiene III
Dental Hygiene IV
Dental Hygiene V
Developmental Psychology
Ethics
General and Oral Pathology
Histology/Head and Neck Anatomy
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Introductory Microbiology
Management of Dental Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office
Management of Emergencies
Nutrition
Office Practice and Ethics
Oral Anatomy
Oral Radiography for the Dental Hygienist
Orientation to Health Professions
Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist
Pharmacology
Practical Materials for Dental Hygiene
Public Health Dental Hygiene I
Public Health Dental Hygiene II

Program Information

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