Dental Hygiene A.A.S.

In cooperation with Montgomery County Community College
The Dental Hygiene Associate Degree program, through an agreement with Montgomery County Community College, is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

In cooperation with Montgomery County Community College, the Dental Hygiene associate degree program prepares you to work as a dental hygienist in a variety of settings and to provide preventative and therapeutic oral care to the public. You’ll receive extensive, hands-on training at Central Campus’s new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center in its dental hygiene clinic. You’ll also gain clinical experience at community-based sites.
Upon successful completion of the Dental Hygiene program, you’ll receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. If you decide to continue your education, you can transfer your credits to a four-year institution. To make your transfer as smooth as possible, we have established transfer partnerships with several Pennsylvania colleges and universities. We also possess accreditation from The Commission on Dental Accreditation.
The student from Lehigh Carbon Community College who has successfully completed specific general education requirements at LCCC and specific program requirements at MCCC may be granted admission to the Dental Hygiene Program per stated selective admission
requirements at Montgomery County Community College. The student must see advisor or transfer counselor.
Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will accept and grant credit for Lehigh Carbon Community College’s courses that are listed as equivalent if the student has completed the course with a grade of “C” or higher.

Program Competencies:
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of legal responsibilities and ethical considerations and apply those to dental hygiene care.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to provide dental hygiene care which meet professional standards and licensing examination eligibility.
• Promote optimal oral health and disease prevention as related to general health and wellness for all patients.
• Contribute as an integral member of the healthcare team and assess, plan, implement and evaluate oral health programs for diverse population groups while promoting access to care.
• Value life-long learning and commitment to professional development.
Lehigh Carbon Community College equivalent courses to transfer:
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
ENG 2011
or higher
World Literature I or other 200-level ENG 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO 163 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 124  Nutrition 3
BIO 164 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology  4
Credit Total 30
The following classes are to be taken at Montgomery County Community College upon acceptance into the clinical portion of the Dental Hygiene program:
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
DHG 100 Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene I 4
DHG 111 Dental Anatomy  2
DHG 155 Dental Radiology 2
DHG 158 Theroy and Practice of Dental Hygiene II 5
DHG 159 Histology and Pathology of Oral Tissues 3
DHG 161 Periodontics I 2
DHG 224 Materials in Dentistry  2
DHG 261 Periodontics II 2
DHG 226 Dental Pain Control 2
DHG 228 Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene III 8
DHG 253 Community Dentistry 2
DHG 258 Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene IV 6
Credit Total 40