Dental Hygienists are licensed oral health care professionals and respected members of the dental team who provide preventative, educational, and therapeutic services. The work of dental hygienists supports the total health of a patient for the control of oral disease and promotion of oral health. The Dental Hygiene training program at Fortis prepares students to enter this exciting and rewarding field. If you’re searching for dental hygiene schools in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Utah or Georgia, then Fortis is the right place for you to come to!
The duties of a dental hygienist include teaching patients how to practice good oral hygiene; examining teeth and gums; recording the presence of oral diseases or abnormalities; removing calculus, stains and plaque from teeth; taking and developing dental x-rays; applying cavity-preventive agents, and placing temporary fillings and periodontal dressings.
To become a dental hygienist, you must be licensed as an oral health professional to provide educational, preventive, and clinical therapeutic services to the public. At Fortis dental hygiene schools, our program prepares students to sit for a licensure exam after graduation to qualify to work as an entry-level hygienist. This can be an excellent career path for those with the aptitude and desire to get the proper training.
Contact us today to schedule a campus visit to investigate the program and see our training facilities so Fortis can help you get started on your path to becoming a dental hygienist!
All general education courses included in program
Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.