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Dental hygienists are responsible for providing treatment to prevent oral and periodontal diseases and provide clinical, therapeutic and educational services under the direction of a dentist.

Information Session

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.

An updated Information Session will be available soon.

Program

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.

DNH applications are scored according to the criteria elements presented in the online orientation. Higher scores are more competitive. Fully qualified scores that are less competitive are not placed.
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