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Hocking College’s New Program Prepares Students to Brush Up on Their Dental Hygiene Skills

by Tim Brunicardi on April 22, 2019

Hocking College’s new Dental Hygiene Program, which is located at the Perry Campus in New Lexington, OH, offers students the required training in general education, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, and dental hygiene sciences they’ll need to successfully enter this booming profession.

What Are Some of the Benefits to Hocking College's Program?

Students who enroll in Hocking College’s Dental Hygiene Program will reap several benefits. First, the program is the only one of its kind in Southeast Ohio and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).dentist-pain-borowac-cure-52527

Courtesy of Hocking College’s partnership with Hopewell Health Center, Inc. in New Lexington (OH), students will be able to fulfill their clinical rotation duties at the state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic which offers dual computer monitors in each operatory, integrated ultrasonic scalers, and digital radiography. Students will also be working with the latest software and digital-based equipment in the dental industry.

Students will gain a solid background in biomedical sciences, dental services and oral hygiene sciences, as well as the hands-on experience they need to be successful in this thriving industry.

Students who successfully complete this program will also be eligible to take their national and regional board exams, and their state law exams in order to become a registered dental hygienist.

Where Can Graduates Find Employment?

Students who receive a license as a registered dental hygienist (RDH) will be qualified to find employment in the following places:

  • Dentist office
  • Clinics
  • Prisons
  • College/university dental clinics
  • Elementary schools
  • Sealant programs
  • Underserved populations such as nursing homes

Where Can I Get More Information on the Program?

For more information on Hocking College’s Dental Hygiene Program, contact Program Manager Misti Malfe by email at malfem@hocking.edu or by phone at (740) 753-6460.

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