Concorde Blog - Apr 29, 2020
Concorde understands the need to continually provide meaningful health care education to our past, current and future students. That is why we are pleased to announce our new 100% online Dental Hygiene Bachelor degree program.
The Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science program allows any graduate with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) - accredited program and a valid dental hygiene license to earn a Bachelor of Science degree.
A Bachelors in Dental Hygiene is intended for individuals wanting to enhance their understanding of specialized populations, different theories for educating patients and the role of public health and disease etiology.
Current Registered Dental Hygienists can stay abreast of their field by earning their bachelor's degree. This may provide other opportunities such as roles in management, research, and teaching.
Concorde's mission and hope for the new program are to provide a supportive learning environment in which the student has the ability to acquire advanced theoretical knowledge and professional attributes necessary to pursue different career avenues within the Dental Hygiene field or the educational side of Dental Hygiene.
The program strives to instill the importance of continued personal growth, leadership skills, continued professional commitment, on-going community involvement, and continued research that can benefit the students in their professional careers.
Dental Hygienists are integral members of the dental team who use enhanced dental, clinical and social skills to aid individuals in achieving optimum oral health. They also get the opportunity to educate patients on ways to maintain and improve their oral health.
Dental Hygienists usually use a variety of tools to do their jobs, such as ultrasonic tools to help clean teeth, air-polishing tools to remove stains and various powered tools to polish teeth. Hygienists also use X-ray machines to capture images of the mouth for teeth and jaw issues. The bachelor's degree helps continue to refine an understanding of the various tools used.
Employment of Dental Hygienists is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the large baby-boom population ages and efforts increase to expand access to oral hygiene, services will continue to drive demand for preventive dental care.
Do you hold an associate degree in Dental Hygiene and currently have an active DH license? Have you been thinking about going back to get your bachelor's degree? Now is the right time and Concorde is the right place. Further your education and take your health care career in a new direction.