Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.)

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

As a dental hygienist, you will become a licensed healthcare professional who focuses on preventing and treating dental diseases to improve your patients’ oral health. Some tasks you can expect to be perform as a dental hygienist could be: taking x-rays of patient’s teeth, removing plaque, and teaching patients the best techniques to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Graduates of the IHCC Dental Hygiene program will be eligible to sit for the National Board Dental Hygiene (NBDHE) and clinical board exam CRDTS.

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Total Cost: $25,560
Entry Term: Fall
Length: 8 Terms or 24 Months

"I loved the material of Anatomy because the body is so amazing, the dental classes are fun because I love teeth and the hands-on labs. The instructors have been tremendous!

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  • In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
  • Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
  • For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes, we have five residence halls including apartment-style and traditional style dorms.

Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

Our school code is 008298.

Most degrees at Indian Hills can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and time away from school.

View detailed program requirements in our catalog.

Accreditation Information

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of compliance with reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Successful completion of the program entitles graduates to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE).

The Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611-2678 | 312-440-4653

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