Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

at Lord Fairfax Community College

Start your future in Dental Hygiene at Lord Fairfax Community College with the Associate of Applied Science Degree

In Partnership with Virginia Western Community College

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.

The curriculum 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).

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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