TMCC

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Program

Overview

The TMCC Dental Hygiene program of study is a two-year Associate of Science degree program. Classes begin in the fall semester each year on a traditional semester schedule, with completion in May of the second year.

Accreditation

The TMCC Dental Hygiene Degree is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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Responsibilities

The Dental Hygienist is dedicated to providing preventative and therapeutic dental care. Some of the responsibilities routinely performed by hygienists in Nevada include:

  • Performing oral cancer screening through examination of soft tissues
  • Examining periodontal (gum and bone) structure around and supporting teeth
  • Taking and interpreting radiographs
  • Removing stain, hard (calculus), and soft (plaque) deposits from tooth surfaces above and below the gum line utilizing scaling and root planing procedures
  • Administering topical fluoride treatments
  • Applying dental sealants
  • Administering local anesthesia and nitrous-oxide sedation
  • Designing and implementing treatment plans for individuals
  • Designing and implementing oral health programs for groups
  • Providing dental health education for individuals and groups

See Also: Dental Hygiene Program of Study Overview Slide Show/Presentation

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Dental Hygiene

Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard, RDMT 415-A
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

Telephone: 775-673-8247 or Fax: 775-673-8242

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