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Dental Hygienist Program at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 010176
  • Phone: (724) 925-4000

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Westmoreland 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 Pennsylvania colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

The Dental Hygienist program at WCCC 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. WCCC offers an associate's degree program in dental hygienist.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male0
Female21

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
White21

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Dental Hygienist program at WCCC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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
    • Pittsburgh, PA
      • Total Employment: 1,840
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.32
      • Average Annual Salary: $52,660

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 Pennsylvania

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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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)
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Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA
Type: Community College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA
Type: Community College

49 students completed this program

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

Nanticoke, PA
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem, PA
Type: Community College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Montgomery County Community College - Central Campus

Blue Bell, PA
Type: Community College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
Type: Community College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)