Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Georgia 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 Georgia for 2021

Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Augusta University offers 2 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 32 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 32 Bachelor's degrees.

Clayton State University offers 2 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 29 Dental Hygiene/Hygienist students graduated with students earning 29 Bachelor's degrees.

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List of all Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Georgia

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Augusta University Logo Augusta University Augusta, GA
3/5
19 : 1 8,650
Albany State University Logo Albany State University Albany, GA
2/5
31 : 1 6,122
Clayton  State University Logo Clayton State University Morrow, GA
2/5
33 : 1 6,879
Georgia Highlands College Logo Georgia Highlands College Rome, GA
2/5
44 : 1 6,168
Georgia State University-Perimeter College Logo Georgia State University-Perimeter College Atlanta, GA
2/5
40 : 1 18,573
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Logo Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
2/5
33 : 1 4,669
Atlanta Technical College Logo Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
2/5
35 : 1 3,797
Southeastern Technical College Logo Southeastern Technical College Vidalia, GA
2/5
28 : 1 1,972
Fortis College-Smyrna Logo Fortis College-Smyrna Smyrna, GA
3/5
72 : 1 715
Savannah Technical College Logo Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
2/5
39 : 1 4,003
Athens Technical College Logo Athens Technical College Athens, GA
2/5
47 : 1 4,756
Central Georgia Technical College Logo Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
2/5
39 : 1 8,244
Lanier Technical College Logo Lanier Technical College Gainesville, GA
2/5
40 : 1 4,616
Columbus Technical College Logo Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA
2/5
40 : 1 3,489
West Georgia Technical College Logo West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
2/5
49 : 1 7,074

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