Dental Hygiene Programs In Va

Dental Hygiene Programs

Hey there! Looking to embark on a rewarding career that promotes overall health? Look no further than dental hygiene programs. I’m Lisa Nowak, Associate Dean of the Dental Hygiene Program, and I’m here to guide you through the essentials.

Dental Hygiene Programs In Va
Dental Hygiene Programs In Va

The Importance of Dental Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for a healthy life. Dental hygienists play a crucial role in this by providing preventative care such as teeth cleaning, tartar removal, and plaque control. They also offer sealant applications, fluoride treatments, and educational materials for improved oral health. Their expertise helps prevent dental issues and contributes to your overall well-being.

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What to Expect in a Dental Hygiene Program

At WCTC Dental Hygiene Clinic, our program is designed to help you grow and succeed. In the initial semester, you’ll start by practicing on plastic teeth, known as a typodont, with fellow students. As you progress to the second semester, you’ll have the opportunity to work with real patients. Each semester, you’ll learn new instruments and expand your knowledge of the dental hygiene field. It’s a comprehensive program that continuously builds on your skills.

Commitment and Expectations

Our dental hygiene program is full-time and demands commitment. You’ll spend considerable time on campus, both in classes and clinicals. The program is fast-paced, so being organized, driven, and prepared is crucial. Expect to dedicate several hours to studying and class preparation. But don’t worry, it’s a two-year journey, and you’ll feel more than capable of conquering any challenge along the way.

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Board Examinations and Certification

It’s important to understand that after completing the program, you’ll need to take a state board exam to obtain certification and licensing. Our program focuses on preparing you for these essential exams. We provide comprehensive training to ensure you have the knowledge and skills required for successful board results. With a 100 percent passing rate, our program’s reputation speaks for itself.

Real-World Experience and Community Engagement

Dental hygiene goes beyond cleaning teeth. Through our program, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the community. Our students work in a state-of-the-art dental clinic, honing their skills and giving back to those in need. This hands-on experience prepares you for the real working world, equipping you with the confidence and expertise to excel in your career.

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Join Our Dental Hygiene Program

If you’re passionate about promoting oral health and eager to embark on a fulfilling career, our Dental Hygiene Program at WCTC is the perfect fit for you. Our dedicated admission advisers are ready to assist you with any questions and guide you through the application process. Get started on your journey toward improving smiles and enhancing lives.

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