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Dental Hygiene

The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.

Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.

Information Session Online

Important Note: There is no in-person Information Session for this program. You are required to include the code provided during the online session on your application as proof of completion.

Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202.  Students may also register for a MEC Exchange Virtual Advising Workshop.

Phone: 703.822.6627, Medical Education Campus, Room 135


About the Dental Hygiene Program

Dental hygienists provide preventive dental care. They are responsible for providing treatment to prevent oral and periodontal diseases. They provide clinical, therapeutic and educational services under the direction of a dentist. Dental Hygienist must graduate from an accredited dental hygiene program, successfully complete the National Board Exam and pass state clinical exams for licensure to practice.