Dental Hygienist

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Associate Degree

Program Number: 105081

Credits: 70

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $10,971.70
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$3,142.22
Other Costs
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$548.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

Madison College is here to support your academic and professional goals. At this time, applications are not being accepted for the Dental Hygiene program due to the volume of students waiting to be admitted. The Madison College Career and Employment Services area is ready to assist you with exploring one of the College’s 140 exciting programs.  Please visit Explore Careers to get started. 

The two-year Dental Hygienist associate degree program at Madison College prepares you to work side by side with dentists.

The dental hygienist inspects the mouth, administers local anesthesia and chemotherapeutic agents, removes stains and deposits from teeth, applies preventive agents, prepares clinical and diagnostic tests, completes dental x-rays and performs many other services related to mouth care. Dental hygienists also counsel patients about preventive measures such as nutrition, oral hygiene, and dental care.

Top Career Training

The Dental Hygienist Program is widely respected by leading dentists throughout Madison, Wisconsin. Students develop top skills from their hands-on experience at our on-campus dental clinic, which serves real patients from the area. Dental hygiene graduates work for many top dental organizations.

Strong Job Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 38 percent employment growth for dental hygienists by 2020. In addition to dental technician positions, Madison College graduates work as dental hygienist instructors, dental lab technicians, public school hygienists and more.

Dental Hygienist graduates are required to successfully complete comprehensive written and clinical examinations given under the direction of the State of Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board, the American Dental Association's Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations, and Central Regional Dental Testing Services, Inc.

Please note: Upon admission to the Dental Hygienist program, you will be required to complete a background check and multiple immunization requirements, and provide documentation of current Health Care Provider CPR certification.

Program Details

Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many School of Health Sciences programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Sciences Forms and Policies.

Students in the Dental Hygienist program must attend full time. 

Classes are offered Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. 

Dental Hygienist classes are offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Dental Hygienist
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YOUR ADVANTAGES AT MADISON COLLEGE

  • Study with award-winning Madison College faculty and receive personalized attention and real-world training.
  • Get vital hands-on experience, working with patients in our on-campus dental clinic located in Madison College’s state-of-the-art Health Education Center at the Truax campus. 
  • Our graduates have an exceptionally high first-time pass rate on the required Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS), a state requirement to practice dental hygiene.
Admission

Madison College is here to support your academic and professional goals. At this time, applications are not being accepted for the Dental Hygiene program due to the volume of students waiting to be admitted. The Madison College Career and Employment Services area is ready to assist you with exploring one of the College’s 140 exciting programs.  Please visit Explore Careers to get started. 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
WTCS wide articulation. Dental Hygiene Applied Associate Degree transfers to the Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene Completion.
Details
Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Outcomes

After completing the Dental Hygienist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Model dental hygiene professional code of ethics
  • Counsel clients/patients to reduce health risks
  • Provide community oral health services in a variety of settings
  • Manage infection and hazard control
  • Assess data on all aspects of patient/client health using methods consistent with dental hygienist scope of practice and legal principles
  • Formulate a comprehensive dental hygiene care plan in collaboration with the client and other health professionals
  • Provide preventive and therapeutic services that promote oral health according to the needs of the patient/client
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented client/patient dental hygiene care plan
Careers

Graduates of the Dental Hygienist program are able to find employment as the following:

  • Dental Hygienist

With additional education and/or work experience, dental hygiene graduates also may find employment as:

  • Dental Hygiene Instructor
  • Public Health Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Member of Dental Examining Board
  • Public School Hygienist
  • Dental Hygiene Administrator in hospital setting

 

  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201820192020
    Number of Program Graduates363632
    Number of Surveys Sent363632
    Number of Surveys Returned252819
    Percent of Surveys Returned69.4%77.8%59.4%
    Available for Employment232718
    Percent Available for Employment92.0%96.4%94.7%
    Not in Labor Market201
    Percent Not in Labor Market8.0%0.0%5.3%
    Available for Employment

    201820192020
    Graduates Employed232617
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%96.3%94.4%
    Employed in Related Occupation212616
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation91.3%100.0%94.1%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation200
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation8.7%0.0%0.0%
    Employed - No Response001
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%5.9%
    Seeking Employment011
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%3.7%5.6%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201820192020
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.33.53.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses252718
    Very Satisfied (4)11137
    Percent Very Satisfied44.0%48.1%38.9%
    Satisfied (3)121411
    Percent Satisfied48.0%51.9%61.1%
    Unsatisfied (2)100
    Percent Unsatisfied4.0%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)100
    Percent Very Unsatisfied4.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201820192020
    Number of Primary Reason Responses252719
    Preparation for Getting a Job161710
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job64.0%63.0%52.6%
    Career Change787
    Percent Career Change28.0%29.6%36.8%
    Improvement of Existing Skills010
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.0%3.7%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education012
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.0%3.7%10.5%
    Personal Interest100
    Percent Personal Interest4.0%0.0%0.0%
    Other100
    Percent Other4.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201820192020
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses222616
    Before Enrollment131
    Percent Before Enrollment4.5%11.5%6.3%
    While Attending the College310
    Percent While Attending the College13.6%3.8%0.0%
    After Training at the College182215
    Percent After Training at the College81.8%84.6%93.8%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201820192020
    Number of Employment Location Responses232717
    In College District162211
    Percent In College District69.6%81.5%64.7%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District626
    Percent of In Wisconsin26.1%7.4%35.3%
    Outside of Wisconsin120
    Percent Outside Wisconsin4.3%7.4%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown010
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%3.7%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count14168
    Average Monthly Wage$4,851$4,865$4,591
    Average Hourly Wage$28.21$28.29$26.69
    Average Work Hours per Week38.137.036.9
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count5107
    Average Hourly Wage$31.20$33.98$31.37
    Average Work Hours per Week30.228.327.4
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Artisan Dental Dental Hygienist Watertown
    Associated Dentists Dental Hygienist Verona 3
    BKS Dental Registered Dental Hygienist Fort Atkinson
    Childrens Dental Dental Hygienist
    Dental Health Associates Dental Hygienist 3
    Dental Health Associates Registered Dental Hygienist
    Eagleview Dental Dental Hygienist Prairie du Sac
    East Grove Dental Dental Hygienist
    First Choice Dental Group Dental Hygienist 2
    First Choice Dental Group Registered Dental Hygienist Sun Prairie
    Fort Dental Care Registered Dental Hygienist Fort Atkinson
    Forward Dental Group Dental Hygienist Oconomowoc
    Karls Family Dentistry Dental Hygienist Waunakee
    Kurt Kwiatkowski DDS Dental Hygienist Grafton
    Madison No Fear Dentistry Dental Hygienist
    Madison Pediatric Dental Registered Dental Hygienist Monona
    Nakoma Dental Dental Hygienist
    Oak Park Dental Dental Hygienist
    Rockton Dental Care Dental Hygienist Rockton IL
    Vital Smiles Georgia Dental Hygienist Albany GA

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

Related Programs

MATC's Dental Hygienist program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)