Become a Registered Dental Hygienist

 

Becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist is an extremely rewarding career.  It is extremely competitive to be accepted to dental hygiene programs.  Once accepted, there is a large financial burden to complete the hygiene program.  Open and Affordable Dental wants to help you in the process of becoming a hygienist.  We consider ourselves the best dental organization at creating future hygienists through our Become a Hygienist program.  You will begin as a dental assistant at your favorite Open and Affordable Dental location.  No experience is needed.  We will then train you on all clinical aspects of being a dental assistant.  You will learn sterilization techniques, how to take x-rays, how to take impressions, how to chart periodontal probing depths, how to assist for fillings, extractions, root canals, implants, and much much more.  You will gain x-ray, OSHA, and CPR certificates.  You will be working directly with doctors and hygienists on your first day of employment.  You will gain all of the shadowing hours and clinical requirements to prove that you have the experience to help get accepted to hygiene school.  We will help you make the best decision for you as to which hygiene school is your best fit.  We will help you with financial aid during hygiene school.  After you graduate from hygiene school, you are guaranteed a job at Open and Affordable Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  You will then be able to work with the same amazing doctors and staff you already know and trust.

Use our careers link and apply to Become a Hygienist.  You may also contact any Open and Affordable Dental office and ask about their Become a Hygienist program.

Concorde Community College - Aurora, CO
 

Location: 111 N. Havana Street  Aurora, CO  80010

Number of Applicants per Cycle:

Number of Students per Cycle:

Pre-requisite Requirements: All pre-requisites are completed during 18 month course.  It is highly encouraged to complete their dental assisting school to be accepted to the hygiene program.

Length of Program: 18 months

Degree Type: Associate

Total Program Tuition Costs: $27,816 [2021]

Total Program Room and Board: $36,000 [2021]  Assumes $2,000/month living expenses

Total Fees: $6,169 [2021]

Total Program Cost: $69,985 [2021]

Admissions Contact Name: Mary Gordy, Director of Admissions

Admissions Contact Phone: 720-207-0198

Admissions Contact Email: mgordy@concorde.edu

Website: https://www.concorde.edu/dental-programs/dental-hygiene

Recruiting Contact Name: 

Recruiting Contact Phone:

Recruiting Contact Email:

Entering Assistant(s): [Taylor W. - Started Assisting April 2020 - Bennett, CO]

Dental Hygiene Student(s):

Dental Hygienist(s):

Why Concorde? 

Taylor W. (Entering Assistant) - Bennett, CO:  I chose Concorde because it was the fastest way for me to get through hygiene school.

Community College of Denver - Denver, CO
 

Location: 1062 Akron Way  Denver, CO  80230

Number of Applicants per Cycle:  125

Number of Students per Cycle: 21

Pre-requisite Requirements: 28 credits, 16 science, 12 of general education, GPA of 3.0 required to be accepted.

Length of Program: 24 months

Degree Type: Associate

Total Program Tuition Costs: $19,834.15 [2021]

Total Program Room and Board: $48,000 [2021]  Assumes $2,000/month living expenses

Total Fees: $12,452.25 [2021]

Total Program Cost: $80,286.40

Admissions Contact Name: Mary-Catherine Dean, Program Director

Admissions Contact Phone: 303-365-8344

Admissions Contact Email:  MaryCatherine.Dean@ccd.edu

Website: https://www.ccd.edu/program/dental-hygiene

Recruiting Contact Name: 

Recruiting Contact Phone:

Recruiting Contact Email:

Entering Assistant(s): [Breanna B. - Started Assisting 4/2021 - Bennett, CO], [Amber A. - Started Assisting 3/2021 - Bennett, CO]

Dental Hygiene Student(s): 

Dental Hygienist(s): 

Why Community College of Denver? 

Breanna B. (Entering Assistant) - Bennett, CO:  I chose Community College of Denver because it's a convenient location and it's a good program for in person learning.

Amber A. (Entering Assistant) - Bennett, CO: I chose Community College of Denver because of cost and it's a good location and the admissions staff is helpful.

Pueblo Community College - Pueblo, CO
 

Location: 900 W. Orman Ave.  Pueblo, CO 81004

Number of Applicants per Cycle:  80

Number of Students per Cycle: 26

Pre-requisite Requirements: 28 credits, 16 science, 12 of general education, GPA of 2.7 required to be accepted.

Length of Program: 24 months

Degree Type: Associate

Total Program Tuition Costs: $22,410 [2021]

Total Program Room and Board: $48,000 [2021]  Assumes $2,000/month living expenses

Total Fees: $10,916 [2021]

Total Program Cost: $81,326 [2021]

Admissions Contact Name: Linda Blasi, Program Director

Admissions Contact Phone: 719-549-3286

Admissions Contact Email:  Linda.blasi@pueblocc.edu

Website: https://catalog.pueblocc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=5&poid=1109

Recruiting Contact Name: Lorna Jackson

Recruiting Contact Phone: 719-549-3286

Recruiting Contact Email: Lorna.jackson@pueblocc.edu

Entering Assistant(s): 

Dental Hygiene Student(s): 

Dental Hygienist(s): 

Why Pueblo Community College? 

Colorado Northwestern Community College - Rangely, CO
 

Location: 500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, CO, 81648

Number of Applicants per Cycle:  45

Number of Students per Cycle: 24

Pre-requisite Requirements: 27 credits, 14 science, 13 of general education, GPA of 2.8 required to be accepted.

Length of Program: 24 months

Degree Type: Associate

Total Program Tuition Costs: $18,400 [2021]

Total Program Room and Board: $48,000 [2021]  Assumes $2,000/month living expenses

Total Fees: $12,069 [2021]

Total Program Cost: $78,469 [2021]

Admissions Contact Name: Tiffany Douglas, Program Director

Admissions Contact Phone: 970-675-3247

Admissions Contact Email:  tiffany.douglas@cncc.edu

Website: https://www.cncc.edu/apply-to-dental-hygiene

Recruiting Contact Name: Jay McLaughlin, Advisor

Recruiting Contact Phone: 970-675-3254

Recruiting Contact Email: jay.mclaughlin@cncc.edu

Entering Assistant(s): 

Dental Hygiene Student(s): 

Dental Hygienist(s): 

Why Colorado Northwestern Community College? 

Flint Hills Technical College - Emporia, KS
 

Location: 3301 West 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

Number of Applicants per Cycle:  80

Number of Students per Cycle: 16

Pre-requisite Requirements: 27 credits, 15 science, 12 of general education, GPA of 2.8 required to be accepted.

Length of Program: 24 months

Degree Type: Associate

Total Program Tuition Costs: $22,039 [2021]

Total Program Room and Board: $48,000 [2021]  Assumes $2,000/month living expenses

Total Fees: $10,240 [2021]

Total Program Cost: $80,279 [2021]

Admissions Contact Name: Ashley Johnson, Admissions Specialist

Admissions Contact Phone: 620-341-1310

Admissions Contact Email:  admissions@fhtc.edu

Website: https://www.fhtc.edu/program/dental-hygiene/

Recruiting Contact Name: Bryan Crouch

Recruiting Contact Phone: 620-341-1301

Recruiting Contact Email: AskUs@fhtc.edu

Entering Assistant(s): 

Dental Hygiene Student(s): 

Dental Hygienist(s): 

Why Flint Hills Technical College? 

Johnson County Community College - Overland Park, KS
 

Location: 12345 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66210

Number of Applicants per Cycle:  200

Number of Students per Cycle: 30

Pre-requisite Requirements: 30 credits, 18 science, 12 of general education, GPA of 2.8 required to be accepted.

Length of Program: 24 months

Degree Type: Associate

Total Program Tuition Costs: $16,948 [2021]

Total Program Room and Board: $48,000 [2021]  Assumes $2,000/month living expenses

Total Fees: $12,420 [2021]

Total Program Cost: $77,363 [2021]

Admissions Contact Name: Carrie Hanson, Director

Admissions Contact Phone: 913-469-8500 ext. 2582

Admissions Contact Email:  carriehanson@jccc.edu

Website: https://www.jccc.edu/academics/credit/dental-hygiene/

Recruiting Contact Name: Jane Hackney, Administrative Assistant

Recruiting Contact Phone: 913-469-8500 ext. 4560

Recruiting Contact Email: jhackne2@jccc.edu

Entering Assistant(s): 

Dental Hygiene Student(s): 

Dental Hygienist(s): 

Why Johnson County Community College? 

Colby Community College - Colby, KS
 

Location: 1255 South Range Ave. Colby, KS 67701

Number of Applicants per Cycle:  30

Number of Students per Cycle: 12

Pre-requisite Requirements: ACT scores used; minimum scores to be accepted: Math - 18 Reading - 19 English - 18. Although, students with an associate or bachelors degree are not required to take admission testing, as their college transcripts are used to determine if pre-requisites are met.

Length of Program: 24 months

Degree Type: Associate

Total Program Tuition Costs: $13,090 [2021]

Total Program Room and Board: $48,000 [2021]  Assumes $2,000/month living expenses

Total Fees: $3,307.50 [2021]

Total Program Cost: $64,397.50 [2021]

Admissions Contact Name: Bobette Maier, Program Director

Admissions Contact Phone: 785-460-5438

Admissions Contact Email:  bobette.maier@colbycc.edu

Website: https://www.colbycc.edu/academics/associate-of-applied-science/dental-hygiene/

Recruiting Contact Name: Application Liaison

Recruiting Contact Phone: 785-460-5438

Recruiting Contact Email: dental.clinic@colbycc.edu

Entering Assistant(s): 

Dental Hygiene Student(s): 

Dental Hygienist(s): Joni B. [Practicing Dental Hygienist since 2014 - Bennett, CO.]

Why Colby Community College?  

Joni B. (Current Dental Hygienist) - Bennett, CO: I chose Colby Community College because it was affordable and close to  my family. It was a small program which I loved and was able to interact with my instructors at a closer level.