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Dental Hygiene AAS Degree



The Lone Star College-Kingwood dental hygiene program offers small class size, individualized learning experiences with eight hundred hours of clinical practice. The mission for the Lone Star College-Kingwood program is to produce competent graduates whose technical skills, knowledge and interpersonal communication skills make them an asset to any employer and the community. The faculty have clinical experience in general dentistry and periodontal practices; as well as, years of teaching experience. The program’s faculty have been with Lone Star College-Kingwood for many years and provide a positive learning environment focused on student success. The facility grants access to state of the art equipment: digital radiography, office management software, and piezo and ultrasonic technology are just a few to mention. This program has an one hundred percent pass rate on both national and clinical boards.

The Lone Star College-Kingwood dental hygiene program is one of the first programs to offer a dual enrollment with Texas Woman’s University. The Lone Star College-Kingwood program offers an associate of applied science in dental hygiene; as well as, a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene through Texas Woman’s University. The courses for the Bachelor of Science degree are taken online consecutively with the Lone Star College-Kingwood dental hygiene courses which allows students to graduate with their AAS and BS degree at the end of the two year program.

Some courses may transfer to other institutions. Students should contact the transferring institution for details.

Licensure – Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

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Program Admission Requirements

The dental hygiene program is a competitive entrance admissions program. View the Dental Hygiene Requirements page for information about admission requirements, selection criteria and application process for the program.

Students are required to successfully pass a background check. Also, regulations require that students complete the Hepatitis B immunization series prior to the first day of class. This immunization series takes 6 months to complete.

Program Accreditation

The Dental Hygiene Program at LSC-Kingwood is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).


Prerequisite Courses 14 Credits
CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry 4
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
DHYG 1201 Orofacial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology 2
DHYG 1431 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 4
DHYG 1227 Preventive Dental Hygiene Care 2
DHYG 1304 Dental Radiology 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
BIOL 2420 Medical Microbiology 4
DHYG 1260 Clinic Dental Hygiene/Hygienist I 2
DHYG 1211 Periodontology 2
DHYG 2201 Dental Hygiene Care I 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
DHYG 1235 Pharmacology for Dental Hygienist 2
Third Semester Courses 3 Credits
DHYG 1219 Dental Materials 2
DHYG 1160 Clinical Dental Hygienist II 1

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
DHYG 2231 Dental Hygiene Care II 2
DHYG 2362 Clinical - Dental Hygienist III 3
DHYG 1239 General and Oral Pathology 2
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
DHYG 1207 General and Dental Nurtition 2
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
DHYG 1215 Community Dentistry 2
DHYG 2153 Dental Hygiene Practice 1
DHYG 2363 Clinical Dental Hygienist IV1 3
Dental Hygiene AAS Degree Program Total 68 Credits


  1. Capstone course

Note: Students must meet math competency (MATH 0309/MATH0310 or higher).

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Career Options

Median Wage: $74,4771

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Dental Hygienist2
  • Hygienist2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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