Seattle Central Community College Dental Hygiene


The Dental Hygiene Program is an American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited seven-quarter full-time program offering an associate of applied science transfer degree. The program prepares individuals for entry into dental hygiene and for the Dental Hygiene National Board Exam given by the American Dental Association as well as all parts of the Western Regional Examining Board.

As a dental hygienist and licensed oral health professional, you become an integral part of the dental team to provide patient care. The range of services performed by hygienists varies from state to state and may include cleaning and polishing teeth, taking and developing x-rays, administering local anesthetics, placing and contouring dental fillings, educating patients about oral hygiene, and providing additional preventive dental care.

Opportunities for part-time work and flexible schedules are common and salaries are high, making dental hygiene an exceptional career choice.


Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Program

Seattle Central Community College offers EFDA certification. In just six months, expand your dental assisting skills into a higher paying and rewarding new career in the dental field. In July 1, 2008 Washington State passed legislation allowing this new dental professional to be licensed to practice.

For more information, contact Nancy Harris: 206-934-3186.

Visit the EFDA website.


Join the Dental Hygiene Club

We feel it is important to represent our academic program and be part of SCCC as it relates to dental hygiene. Advisor Contact: Jacqueline Juhl, jacqueline.juhl@seattlecolleges.edu.


Special Note: The educational environment contains multiple latex products and exposure to potential blood borne pathogens and that all treatment conforms to current infection control standards as designated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).



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