Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Connecticut 2021

Dental hygienists are required to be licensed in the state where they practice. Students must graduate from an accredited dental hygienist program and pass both a written and clinical examination to receive a dental hygienist certificate. A dental hygienist works closely with dentists and dental assistants. They prepare clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests for the dentist to interpret; remove tartar, stains and plaque from teeth; examine the gums and teeth to look for disease or oral abnormalities; and take x-rays and apply fluoride. Dental hygienists also educate dental patients on how to obtain and maintain excellent oral hygiene by showing them how to floss and brush correctly.

Oral radiology, dental materials, oral histology, oral biology, clinical techniques, clinical dental hygiene, nutrition, and head and neck anatomy are just a few courses that will prepare students to enter the field of dentistry. An associate degree will get you in the field, but a bachelor's or master's degree is usually required for individuals who want to enter research, teaching, or clinical practice in public health programs or in schools. There were more than 180,000 practicing dental hygienists in 2010, and the job outlook is expected to grow 38 percent by 2020.

Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Connecticut for 2021

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport offers 4 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 93 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 42 Associate's degrees, 35 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
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University of New Haven offers 2 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 63 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 34 Associate's degrees, and 29 Bachelor's degrees.

Goodwin College
East Hartford, CT

Goodwin College offers 1 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 41 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 41 Associate's degrees.

List of all Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Connecticut

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Bridgeport Logo University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT
5/5
34 : 1 5,089
University of New Haven Logo University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
25 : 1 6,793
Tunxis Community College Logo Tunxis Community College Farmington, CT
2/5
70 : 1 3,781
Goodwin College Logo Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
4/5
36 : 1 3,297

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