Dental Hygienist Program at Wharton County Junior College (WCJC)

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Wharton County Junior 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 Texas colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

The Dental Hygienist program at Wharton County Junior College is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation for more than 43 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program

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

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female18

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic3
White13

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Hygienist program at WCJC, 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 Texas

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,...)

Pima Medical Institute - Houston

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

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

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, TX
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)

Houston Community College System

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

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

Blinn College

Brenham, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Lone Star College - Montgomery

The Woodlands, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Bryan, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (B,M)

Coastal Bend College

Beeville, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Austin Community College District

Austin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Lamar Institute of Technology

Beaumont, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

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

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