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JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024
Learn while you earn with the only collegiate Dental Hygiene program in Vermont. Our unique approach to learning will have you developing your clinical skills on real patients in your first year. We will provide you with the clinical skills and knowledge required to earn a dental hygiene license and enter clinical practice.
The dental hygiene profession is primarily educational and preventative in nature and offers opportunities to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Jobs for dental hygienists are growing much faster than the national average.
The first three years of coursework are completed in our Dental Hygiene Clinic located on the Williston campus and students rotate to local schools and other organizations using our Molar Mobile van with mobile dental equipment. After the first three years, students earn an Associate of Science degree. The final year of the program is completed online. After successful completion of the fourth year, students earn a Bachelor of Science degree.
Because students enrolled in the program may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens, we provide students with a thorough understanding of infectious diseases, the mechanism of disease transmission, the OSHA blood-borne pathogen standards, and CDC guidelines for infection control.
The Vermont Tech entry-level Dental Hygiene program consists of a 3-year CODA-approved associate degree followed by a final year accredited by NEASC, resulting in a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Upon successful completion of either the associate or bachelor’s degree, the student is eligible for application for dental hygiene licensure.
All dental hygiene professional courses must be taken in the prescribed six-semester sequence. The curriculum is time-intensive and the required courses are rigorous. Complete dedication to coursework is required for successful completion of the program.
A student with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene will be able to:
All DHY/BIO course must be completed with a grade of C or better to continue in the program
2016 Median Pay (Dental Hygienists) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS
We would love to meet you and personally introduce you to the Vermont Tech community.