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Dental Hygiene - After Graduation

Employment opportunities are excellent nationally and locally, with job demand expanding. Graduates report finding as much work as they want. Due to the flexible nature of dental hygiene employment conditions, there are many possibilities to work in multiple dental practice settings. Additionally, most graduates from MHCC hold an expanded practice permit, which allows independent employment in limited-access settings such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, public health clinics, schools, and private homes.

Future Careers

MHCC Career Coaches are here to help you explore your career options after graduation. Below are a few common paths graduates can pursue.

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists play an important role in maintaining the oral health of their patients and preventing health problems. They work in a team with other healthcare professionals including dentists, medical doctors, orthodontists, and other hygienists to support the patient's overall health.

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