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Dental Hygiene

YOU ARE THE FUTURE OF Dental Hygienist.

The Dental Hygiene program is offered through State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO. Students can complete their general education courses at NCMC that are required in order to apply for State Fair’s program.  Once students apply and get accepted into the core program at State Fair and successfully complete the program, State Fair Community College will confer the degree.

What is a Dental Hygienist?

A dental hygienist cleans teeth, examine patients’ for signs of oral pathology, and provides other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain optimum oral health. Dental hygienist typically do the following: remove tarter, stains, and plaque from teeth, provide therapy to treat periodontal disease, administer local anesthesia, apply sealants and fluorides to help prevent tooth decay, take dental x-rays, assess patients’ oral health and report findings to the dentist, document patient care and treatment plans, and educate patients about oral hygiene techniques, such as how to brush and floss correctly.

General Education Courses

Must complete general education courses by end of spring semester of the year in which they are applying with a “C” or better.

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI240Anatomy4
SP175Speech3
EN101*English 13
HI103*American History to 1877 OR
HI104*American History Since 1877 OR
PL216*National Government3
Total13

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI242**Physiology4
BI243Microbiology4
MT122*College Algebra3
SO107General Sociology3
Total13

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
CH110*General Chemistry5
PY121General Psychology3
Total8
  • Note: BI238 Anatomy and Physiology the combined 8 credit hour course, can be taken in place of the separate BI240 Anatomy and BI242 Physiology
  • *Testing Required
  • **Pre-Requisite Required
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

Program Contact Information

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
[email protected]
(660) 357-6284

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