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Dental Hygiene (AAS)

Established in 1962, this nationally-acclaimed program consists of five semesters of instruction and clinical training and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Successful candidates for acceptance must have completed 19 specific prerequisite credit hours, (all of which are offered by CNCC). CNCC offers several Guaranteed Admission Programs designed not only to prepare students to enter the program, but to guarantee them a spot in the program. For more information visit our Pre-dental Hygiene Course. Our program boasts nearly a 100% Board exam success rate.  Dental hygiene continues to be a high demand field. Our faculty have decades of combined clinical experience and teach in an updated clinical facility.  Our pre-dental hygiene advisers work as advocates to help students applying to these programs compete to their highest potential. Graduates are eligible to take the National Board Exam and Regional or State Clinical Board Exams and apply for licensure in all 50 states and US territories.

  • State-of-the-art clinical facility
    • Digital radiography, Paperless computer charting, and Chair-side imaging
  • Four-to-one student/instructor ratio (in-clinic)
    • Increases faculty interaction and learning opportunities
  • Diverse patient experiences
    • Patient pool from 100 mile radius, special needs, geriatric, adult, and child care
  • Off-campus clinical rotations
    • Additional access with federally qualified health centers in other communities
  • Financial Aid available
    • Scholarship, Work-Study, and Student Loan Programs

The Dental Hygiene Program at CNCC is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago Illinois, 60611.

Phone: (800) 621-8099 or (312) 440-4653.

Web: https://www.ada.org/en/coda


Additional Dental Hygiene Purchases:

* All dollar amounts are approximate and before tax

  • Instrument Kit - $2,500 - $3,500
  • Uniforms - $300
  • SADHA - $75
  • Licensure exams - $2,150
  • Loupes (suggested) - $1,400
  • Laptop (suggested) - $500


Contact Information


Tiffany Douglas

Director of Dental Hygiene

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Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator & Advisor


About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.