Dental Hygiene - A.A.S.
SUNY Broome’s Dental Hygiene Department offers a unique program that provides quality educational experience for dental hygiene students.
Dental hygiene is the science and practice of the recognition, treatment and prevention of oral diseases. SUNY Broome graduated its first class more than 50 years ago and the Dental Hygiene Department has become a premier program in New York State. The program’s reputation and examination results attest to the department’s outstanding accomplishments.
This Associate’s degree program is designed to prepare competent dental hygiene professionals, capable of providing quality dental hygiene care in a variety of settings within a changing healthcare system and a culturally diverse society. Students gain skills and knowledge required to take the National Dental Hygiene Board and the Northeast Regional Board Examinations required for licensure.
The on-campus dental hygiene program’s state-of-the-art clinic houses 26 dental units, seven x-ray operatories, two labs and various classrooms for student use. All of the dental and x-ray units have computers using computerized patient data management software, digital radiographs and clinical evaluation. Internet components are used as supplements to enhance instruction and promote student learning in the clinical and classroom setting.
The program is designed to nurture student growth, promote development of critical and ethical judgment, and encourage life-long learning. The curriculum includes didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction sufficient to graduate competent clinicians who are capable of practicing contemporary dental hygiene procedures. Students are educated to clinical competencies in both traditional and advanced procedures, with emphasis on the preventive and therapeutic services essential for providing total patient care to the public.
Would you enjoy working directly with patients to help them improve their oral health? Are you interested in a program that can often be completed in 2 years? Would you like a job with flexible hours and part-time employment? Would you like to work in a dental office as part of a health care team? If so, the SUNY Broome Dental Hygiene program may be perfect for you!
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Program ContactsMaureen Mullins Hankin
Decker Center, Room 217
Department: Dental Hygiene
Division: Health Sciences
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"The SUNY Broome Dental Hygiene Program is very vigorous not only academically but clinically. I was able to pass all of my board exams thanks to the extremely knowledgeable and hands on help from all of the instructors and professors! SUNY Broome has prepared me in all the ways needed to be a successful hygienist."
- Jacklyn Wolfe, 2018
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American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
This program is designed for students planning to enter the workforce immediately, and for those looking to upgrade skills or change direction. It awards the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and prepares you for transfer to a four-year college if you choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree.