Promote dental health

In TSTC’s Dental Hygiene program, you will learn to take X-rays and perform basic oral health screenings. Students will provide patient education on oral hygiene, tobacco cessation, nutritional status, and overall oral and systemic health. Students will develop the skills needed to provide preventive dental care to the public and attend clinical rotations on campus and off-campus in their last semester.

That’s sure to put a smile on your face!

Program Requirements

Requirements to enter the Dental Hygiene program differ from those of other programs; be sure to read the program requirements before enrolling. Because this program will prepare you for an occupational license, click here to read additional information about HB1508 Occupational License Eligibility.

Additional Accreditation

TSTC’s Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene is the only dental hygiene program south of Corpus Christi that is fully accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611.

The Commission’s web address is:

Degree Plans

Students are required to enroll in a First-Year Seminar course, TSTC 1101 College Success, in their first semester attending TSTC unless they have completed more than 24 credit hours. Please see detailed information regarding the course and exemptions in the Catalog and Student Handbook under 07. First Steps at TSTC section 04. First Year Seminar Courses (TSTC 1101 and TSTC 1102).

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Dental Hygiene
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Dental Hygiene Information Sessions are at 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the Eddie Lucio Building.
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