Dental Hygiene Program Information Seminar Schedule
Georgia State University’s Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program at Perimeter College will be offering its Fall 2017 program information seminars Oct. 4 and Nov. 9 as follows:
Day Date Time Campus Room #
Thursday 11/9/2017 5 p.m. Dunwoody NC1100
Both sessions will provide the same information. Each seminar will present the requirements for admission, the application process and discuss the dental hygiene profession. There is no registration required to attend a seminar.
What is Dental Hygiene?
Dental Hygiene encompasses the relationship between oral health care and total body health. Providing individualized oral hygiene care requires knowledge in the application of principles of biomedical, clinical and social sciences. The profession demonstrates ethical principles of health care, appropriate communication skills and critical thinking skills while delivering consistent, safe clinical treatment to patients, families, groups and communities in a variety of health care settings.
Accredited by the American Dental Association, the Perimeter College Dental Hygiene guided pathway is a two-year, five-semester course of study that begins each fall. Graduates who earn an associate degree are eligible to join a preventive oral health profession that promotes quality health and education in a variety of practice settings.
Why Study Dental Hygiene?
A dental hygienist has the opportunity to influence a patient’s overall health by providing knowledgeable oral hygiene treatment. The profession requires an interest in science and health care and, equally important, a desire to work with and help people.
Perimeter College’s Dental Hygiene guided pathway is approved by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and accredited by the American Dental Association. The pathway offers a dynamic and licensed faculty, advanced training in dental technology equipment, service learning opportunities and the potential for advanced degree transfer.
Perimeter College Students Planning on applying to the Dental Hygiene Pathway
To apply to the dental hygiene pathway, a student must:
- Be currently enrolled at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
- Have completed CHEM1151 (Survey of Chemistry).
- Have completed BIOL2110 and BIOL2120 (Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2 and corresponding labs).
- Have completed 20 hours of shadowing experience with a dental hygienist.
- Have completed all science courses within the last seven years.
- Submit an application before 5 p.m. of the January deadline for the following fall semester.