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

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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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male1
Female12

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic2
White11

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: 440
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.27
    • Average Annual Salary: $75,440

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Hostos Community College - CUNY

Bronx, NY
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

New York University

New York, NY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A,B)
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A,B)

CUNY New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 50 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A)

Briarcliffe College

Bethpage, NY
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (B)

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 52 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)

Broome Community College

Binghamton, NY
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 35 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, NY
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

Canton, NY
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

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

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Contact Information

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Admissions Office

  • Phone: (845) 341-4060

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (845) 341-4190

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