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Dental Hygienist Program at Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002876
  • Phone: (845) 344-6222

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  • Phone: (845) 341-4060

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Orange County Community College prepares students for careers as a clinician, oral health care education, health promoter, consumer advocate, administrator, or researcher. The program focuses on cleaning teeth, providing oral health education and treatment counseling, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Program courses include: dental anatomy, microbiology, pathology, dental hygiene theory and techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, dental materials, radiology, office management, supervised clinical training, and professional standards. Get more details below including other New York colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

The Dental Hygienist program at Orange County Community College is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation for more than 39 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. SUNY Orange offers an associate's degree program in dental hygienist.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male0
Female16

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
Hispanic2
White13

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Hygienist program at Orange County Community College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Dental Hygienists

  • Description:

    Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, dental hygienists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 37.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY
      • Total Employment: 360
      • Average Hourly Rate: $36.45
      • Average Annual Salary: $75,810

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Dental Hygienist Programs in New York

Dental Hygienist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Hostos Community College - CUNY

Bronx, NY
Type: Community College

48 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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New York University

New York, NY
Type: 4-Year Private College

69 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A,B)
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A,B)
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CUNY New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY
Type: 4-Year Public College

49 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A)
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Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY
Type: 4-Year Public College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)
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Broome Community College

Binghamton, NY
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, NY
Type: Community College

34 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY
Type: Community College

31 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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SUNY College of Technology at Canton

Canton, NY
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)
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Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY
Type: Community College

49 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A)