Dental Hygiene


Dental Hygiene

Program Outcomes

Program Description

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 Information

  • General Education at NCMC
  • Core Dental Hygiene program at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO
  • Refer to State Fair’s website (link above) for application deadlines and other requirements as far as acceptance into their program
  • General Education Requirements

What can I do with this Major?

What can I do with this Major?

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NCMC Contact Information


Kristi Cutsinger

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

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