Dental Hygiene Program
A dental hygienist is a vital member of a team of dental professionals, dedicated to improving oral health and supporting the general health of individuals and groups.
Preparing Skilled Professionals
As licensed professionals, dental hygienists provide educational, clinical, and therapeutic services and could be involved in research, administration, client/patient advocacy, and marketing or consulting. Dental hygienists’ may practice in a variety of settings such as private dental offices, public health facilities, schools, nursing homes, hospitals and other settings.
Clinical Skill Development
Dental hygienists enjoy working with people, have good manual dexterity and enjoy working with their hands. They possess the maturity and critical thinking skills to provide current, quality, professional care. They have strong interpersonal skills to motivate and educate patients of all ages. Dental hygienists are lifelong learners and are dedicated to continuing education, enhancing the profession and practicing ethical decision-making and behavior.
High Quality Patient Care
The DACC Dental Clinic accepts patients of all ages and anyone is welcome including students and families. We offer high quality hygiene services at an affordable price. Our Dental Clinic offers many preventative services during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Students develop skills using a hands on approach right from the first semester. Clinical skills are developed with mannequins, working on student partners and patients.
School Based Dental Clinic
Faculty and students provide dental hygiene services at the school based dental clinic at Lynn Community Middle School. The first school based dental clinic of its kind in Las Cruces.
Are you considering Dental Hygiene as a career?
Application period is open from February 1 to April 1. See Admission info for more details.