Southeastern Technical College

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Vidalia Campus
Library: Room 143, Administration Building
Computer Lab: Room 803, Gillis Building
912-538-3132


Swainsboro Campus
Library: Room 2165, Instructional Building
Computer Lab: Room 8133, Building 8
478-289-2322

Text Us @ 912-388-0343

For more information:

Leah Dasher
Director of Library Services
Vidalia Campus
Swainsboro Campus
(912) 538-3186
ldasher@southeasterntech.edu

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Dental Hygiene

Information about this exciting field:

The Georgia Career Information System and U.S. Department of Labor both see increasing opportunities for dental hygienists in the near future, and Southeastern Tech’s experienced
faculty and cutting-edge facilities can open the door to those opportunities.

Where might I find a job?

Registered dental hygienists work in a variety of professional settings. The public is most familiar with dental hygienists in the private dental office, where they perform numerous critical services designed to detect and prevent diseases of the mouth. These include oral prophylaxis; examining the head, neck, and oral areas for signs of disease; educating patients about oral hygiene; exposing dental radiographs; and applying fluoride and sealants. Other employment settings include military bases, correctional facilities, or dental product companies.

Salary Information

The Georgia Career Information System foresees an increased need of dental hygienists in the near future, and the outlook for dental hygienists is one of fast growth.  The U.S. Department of Labor states “employment of dental hygienists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.”  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for dental hygienists is $72,330 annually.

Board Pass Rates

All graduates from the dental hygiene program have successfully passed CRDTS and the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

Dental Hygiene Information Packet

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