Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Program

Interested in learning more about the TMCC Dental Hygiene Program? Attend the Information Session on Nov. 5, 2014 at 6-7:30 p.m. in Sierra 108.


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.


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.

Random TMCC Image


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

College News

Weekend CNA Class Offered

New Saturday/Sunday and accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant sections are available.

Stretch Math is Achievable

A math class option that takes out the fear and saves one semester is a cool stretch.

Calendar of Events

Professional Development Days

Friday, August 22
Various Dandini locations

2014 Fall Semester Begins

Saturday, August 23

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

Email: Send A Message