Dental Hygiene

  • Thank you for your interest in MHCC’s Dental Hygiene program! Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing, detecting, and treating oral diseases and protecting a patient’s total health.  They work as clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, and consultants, often in partnership with other health care providers.  Practice settings include private dental offices, public health clinics, hospitals, or nursing homes.  Registered dental hygienists with an Oregon Expanded Practice Permit on their license may practice in less traditional settings, in a collaborative agreement with an Oregon licensed dentist.  The profession is quickly moving toward forms of expanded practice nationally, reflecting the trend toward utilization of mid-level care providers in health care.

  • Join Us for an Information Session!

    Dental Hygiene Primary

    Interested in learning more about the program? Come to the next information session! The next information session will be held on Wednesday, October 19, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in room AC2732.