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Dental Hygienists

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

Administer local anesthetic agents.
Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.
Conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist.
Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
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Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

Wichita State University Wichita Public DENTAL HYGIENE Bachelor Degree - BSDH 120
Flint Hills Technical College Emporia Public DENTAL HYGIENE Associate Degree - AAS 80
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan Public DENTAL HYGIENE Associate Degree - AAS 80
Johnson County Community College Overland Park Public DENTAL HYGIENE Associate Degree - AAS 80
Colby Community College Colby Public DENTAL HYGIENE Associate Degree - AAS 77
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. Kansas City Private DENTAL HYGIENE Associate of Applied Science - AAS 0