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What Students Say

“Smiles are contagious, and I want to ensure that those smiles are not only confident, but healthy, too. Knowing that I am making a difference is always rewarding. When patients let me know that their experience with me was one of their best, it makes me realize that my training is making that difference. Choosing to go into dental hygiene is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I have learned not only to be a dental hygienist, but I’ve also learned how to be compassionate and knowledgeable, which I will carry in all aspects of my life.”

Ashley Elliott, 2015 graduate

“Dental hygiene can be one of the most rewarding careers. The profession gives you a flexible schedule and a competitive salary. More important, you can grow personally and professionally while playing a primary role in preventive dental health.”

Janeta Nikolova, 2015 graduate

“The most rewarding experience in CLC’s dental hygiene program was when I was able to clean the teeth of a person who had never received dental treatment before. To see the look in the person’s eyes, and to see them actually want to smile, brought me to tears.”

Meoshi Ruiz, 2015 graduate

What Faculty Say

“Based on the overall testing success rate of our graduates, they are extremely well-prepared to enter private practice with skills and self-confidence that are groomed in CLC dental hygiene program. Watching a freshman enter the program, and later transition from a student to a colleague, is amazing.”

Thomas Allegretti, D.D.S., clinical instructor in CLC’s dental hygiene program