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The College of Lake County Dental Hygiene Program is dedicated to providing a humanistic learning culture where mutual respect is valued among students, instructors, and staff. The program prepares graduates to become critical thinking health care professionals who promote health and the prevention of disease, evaluate and apply evidence-based knowledge, and commit to life-long learning and self-evaluation. The Dental Hygiene Program is committed to the development of professionalism and ethical behavior while preparing graduates for their roles as clinician, educator, advocate, and manager who adapt to the changing oral health needs of society.

What You Will Do

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head and neck for signs of oral disease. You may also educate patients about oral hygiene, take and develop radiographs or apply fluoride or sealants.

Typical Job Title

  • Dental hygienist

Salary Range & Job Outlook

To learn more, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Dental Hygienists.


  • Dental offices
  • Hospitals
  • Dental supply companies
  • Public health organizations
  • Schools
  • Nursing homes

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