Dental Hygiene AAS DegreeAssociate of Applied Science
Two year program
Enter the workforce quickly
Full program offered at:
Licensure - Texas State Board of Dental Examiners for licensure
Consequences of Criminal Conviction, Notice of Potential Ineligibility for License
Have questions that can't wait?
Contact an advisor, the Dental Hygiene Departments, or the LSC-Kingwood Dental Hygiene Department
Lone Star College Dental Assistant certificate is a great pathway to an exciting career. Dental assistants fulfill a wide variety of roles that include: preparing patients for dental procedures, ensuring the sterility of the dental environment, assisting the dentist during procedures by providing tools and materials, working with suppliers to schedule deliveries, helping patients schedule appointments, educating patients on proper oral health, and taking patient x-rays. Students entering this field should value a team approach and love to interact with people. Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you. Dental assisting is a challenging and rewarding career, demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for many different tasks.
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