Dental Hygienist Education Programs
Dental Hygiene Training
A career as a dental hygienist means that no two days will be the same. Both fulfilling and challenging, dental hygiene is a profession that continues to be in high demand. If you dream about training to become a healthcare professional, developing patient relationships and sharing your knowledge and clinical training, then a dental hygiene training program may be the right choice for you.
The Fortis dental hygienist training program prepares students to enter this exciting and rewarding field by presenting a comprehensive curriculum with a balance of traditional classroom instruction, laboratory classes and small group hands-on skill development. You will have plenty of opportunities to learn real-world skills in a clinical environment. Fortis offers dental hygienist training programs in our schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Utah, Alabama and Georgia.
Dental Hygienist Careers
Valued members of the healthcare team, dental hygienists are licensed oral healthcare professionals. These respected members of the dental team provide preventative, educational and therapeutic services. The work of dental hygienists supports the total health of a patient for the control of oral disease and promotion of oral health.
Dental hygienists clean teeth and provide other types of preventative care as well as screening patients for signs of oral diseases including gingivitis. Dental hygienists are also responsible for educating patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.
The tasks hygienists perform, and the extent that they must be supervised by a dentist, will vary by state and place of employment. Dental hygienists learn a range of skills in our dental hygiene education program including how to:
- Remove tartar, stains and plaque from teeth
- Apply sealants and fluorides to help protect teeth
- Take and develop dental x-rays
- Assess patients’ oral health and report findings to dentists
- Document patient care and treatment plans
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dental hygienist careers are projected to grow over the next several years.
Dental Hygienist School
Taught by experienced and dedicated faculty, our dental hygienist education program combines classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in a small group and nurturing environment. Areas of study include Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Radiography, Pathology, Medical ethics, Patient management, Periodontics (the study of gum disease) and more.
Start Your Dental Hygiene Training Today
Enroll in Fortis’s dental hygienist education program and you will be on your way to becoming one of the most valued members of the oral healthcare team! Contact us today to find out more about our dental hygienist training programs and to learn how you can get started on an exciting path to a new career. We can be reached by phone, email or live online chat.