Effective Fall 2020 the Dental Hygiene Program will be Discontinued at MATC
Dental Hygienists are qualified by education and licensure to provide direct patient care prescribed by dentists, including removing deposits and stains from the teeth, exposing and developing dental radiographs, and performing various other preventive and therapeutic services related to oral health care. They also educate patients on proper preventive measures and explain the relationship between oral health and overall health.
The Dental Hygiene Program at MATC prepares graduates to become members of a dental health team dedicated to helping individuals maintain oral health and prevent disease.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program will prepare graduates to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), the regional clinical exams, and state exams required to obtain licensure to practice. Students completing the program fulfill the requirements to progress into multiple B.S. in Dental Hygiene degree completion programs.
This program also aligns with the Kansas Board of Regents curriculum.