Dental Hygiene Technology Program
Dental hygiene is an accredited associate of applied science degree program that is designed to prepare students to work as an integral part of a dental team. As licensed professionals, dental hygienists provide a variety of educational and health care services to the public, including cleaning and polishing teeth; applying preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants; exposing and processing radiographs; educating patients in the prevention of oral diseases; instructing patients in home care procedures; removing hard and soft deposits from teeth; providing nutritional counseling; administering nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthesia; and performing other preventive patient services.
Students have direct patient contact in the UC Blue Ash Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is open to the public and provides dental hygiene services, charging only a nominal fee to cover equipment and supplies.
Don't miss our upcoming information sessions to learn more about the Dental Hygiene Program at UC Blue Ash College.
The sessions usually last one to one-and-a-half hours with a tour of the clinic at the end. Each session takes place in Walters Hall 100 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Register for your session by following the link associated with your date of choice.
Where It Will Take You
The UC Blue Ash dental hygiene program is structured in accordance with requirements stipulated by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
Upon successful completion of the two academic years, graduates are eligible to take national, regional and state written and clinical licensure examinations.
A variety of employment opportunities exists for dental hygienists: treating patients in private offices; educating future dental hygiene professionals; administrating and planning in health departments; providing patient care in institutional settings, such as long-term care facilities; and providing oral hygiene instruction and care in public school systems. Some of these career options will require a higher degree. Learn about career-oriented programs.
Selective Program Admissions
Due to high demand, program difficulty and other specialized needs, the Dental Hygiene Technology program uses a selective program admission process. The following pages offer detailed information on the program requirements and a path to the application.
Dental Hygiene Program Requirements
Review the minimum criteria and additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for program admission to the next cohort for the Dental Hygiene Program.
Selective Program Admissions Application
The application to join the Dental Hygiene cohort starts each Fall and opens in early January. If you are interested in enrolling, and have reviewed all the requirements, start your application today.
Earn Your Bachelor's Degree at UC Blue Ash College.
Students who earn their associate degree in Dental Hygiene Technology qualify for the Bachelor's in Technical and Applied Studies program at UC Blue Ash College. Get the full details on the BTAS program.
EFDA Certificate Program
UC Blue Ash College is now accepting students for the new Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certificate Program that will begin in Summer 2019. This is the only program of its kind offered in Greater Cincinnati! Get the Details on the EFDA Program.
Continuing Education Courses
The Dental Hygiene Technology program also periodically offers continuing education courses to further the education and qualifications of existing Dental Hygienists. Check out the details on our current CE courses.
Dental Hygiene Department