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 - Graduates of the Lone Star College – Kingwood Dental Hygiene program are eligible to sit for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and regional clinical board examinations which are required by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners for licensure. Graduates that wish to practice outside of Texas should refer to the State licensing agency for requirements. See link for national State licensing agencies.
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.