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Dental Hygienist Program at Northeastern University (NEU)

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Northeastern University 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 Massachusetts colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Hygienist program at Northeastern University, 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 Massachusetts

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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Mount Ida College

Newton, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Middlesex Community College

Bedford, MA
Type: Community College

34 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A)
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Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, MA
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

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

Fall River, MA
Type: Community College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, MA
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, MA
Type: Community College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, MA
Type: Community College

18 students completed this program

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