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Dental Hygienist Program at Pearl River Community College (PRCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002430
  • Phone: (601) 403-1000

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  • Phone: (601) 403-1214

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  • Phone: (601) 403-1211

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Pearl River 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 Mississippi colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

The Dental Hygienist program at Pearl River Community College is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation since 1992.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program

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

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male0
Female15

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
White14

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Hygienist program at Pearl River 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

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 Mississippi

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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Copiah - Lincoln Community College

Wesson, MS
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS
Type: 4-Year Public College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (B)
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Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS
Type: Community College

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

Meridian, MS
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Mississippi Delta Community College

Moorhead, MS
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, MS
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, MS
Type: Community College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)