Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.)
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
As a dental hygienist, you will become a licensed healthcare professional who focuses on preventing and treating dental diseases to improve your patients’ oral health. Some tasks you can expect to be perform as a dental hygienist could be: taking x-rays of patient’s teeth, removing plaque, and teaching patients the best techniques to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Graduates of the IHCC Dental Hygiene program will be eligible to sit for the National Board Dental Hygiene (NBDHE) and clinical board exam CRDTS.
Learn More About the Program
|View the Program Curriculum
|View the Program Manual
|View the Admissions Criteria
"I loved the material of Anatomy because the body is so amazing, the dental classes are fun because I love teeth and the hands-on labs. The instructors have been tremendous!
Frequently Asked Questions
- In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
- Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
- Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
- For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.
Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.
"I was able to complete one year of college at Indian Hills while still attending high school. After graduating, I only had to complete one additional year of credits at Indian Hills. Taking concurrent enrollment credit saved me so much money. Also, staying close to home and completing my degree provided me with the freedom of going to college, but also the structure I needed to learn how to transition to a larger institution.
|Delaney Evers '14
|Associate of Arts
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Successful completion of the program entitles graduates to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).