Dental Student working on patient

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Workforce Development

Classes offered at following campus(es)

  • Metro
Degree Requirements

Contact Information:

Dental Hygiene Program (918) 595-7022 School of Health Sciences
909 S. Boston Ave., MP 300, Tulsa OK 74119
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Are you looking for an opportunity to be a key part of a health care team to meet the oral health needs of patients and thereby improve their quality of life? Our Dental Hygiene program offers you extraordinary clinical and academic opportunities in preventive oral healthcare and the promotion of good health.

Our Dental Hygiene Program admits a new class of 14 students yearly to begin in August at the Metro Campus.

Dental Hygiene Program courses:

  • Only offered in a specified pattern
  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m-5 p.m.
  • Some evenings and weekends are required

Visit the Course Catalog for Dental Hygiene Program prerequisites and degree plan.

View the Professional Licensure Disclosure for this program.

View University Transfer Information.

  • The following Dental Hygiene Program prerequisite course does not transfer to another institution:
    • BIOL 1324 Basic Microbiology

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Apply to Program

The applicant pool for programs in the School of Health Sciences is very competitive. An application does not mean acceptance into the program. Applicants are required to meet with a School of Health Sciences advisor before they apply to a program and may be required to attend an orientation. All application correspondence from the School of Health Sciences will be through your TCC email.

  1. Apply to TCC
  2. Submit all official high school and college transcripts
  3. Submit ACT Scores
  4. Submit the TOEFL Requirements, if applicable
  5. Contact a School of Health Sciences Academic Advisor
  6. Complete the Dental Experience Verification
  7. Review the Estimated Cost of the Program
  8. Apply to Program

National Board Program Pass Rates

Upon completion of Health Science programs, students are eligible to take the national licensure exams. TCC's students consistently perform above the national averages.

  • Dental Hygiene 100%

Additional Information

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Third-Party Comments Solicitation

The CODA site visit of the Dental Hygiene Program is scheduled for March 29 – 30, 2022. This announcement, at least ninety (90) days, prior to CODA’s site visit serves as the notice for third-party comments. All comments submitted must pertain only to the standards relative to the Dental Hygiene Program being reviewed or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy. Signed or unsigned comments will be considered. Signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the Dental Hygiene Program. For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency. For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, requests may be made to the Commission office. The deadline for receipt of third-party comments is Wednesday, January 27, 2022.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission office at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653.

Refer to Posting Form for Third-Party Comments. This Posting Form is also located in the hallway on the third floor of the Alfred M. Philips building near the Dental Hygiene Program/Clinic area.

Workforce Development Degree Information

Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply to a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.