Spoon River College has an agreement with Carl Sandburg College to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Spoon River College students may take the general education requirements at Spoon River College and the major requirements at Carl Sandburg College.
Nature of Work
Dental hygienists remove soft and hard deposits from teeth, teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene, and provide other preventative dental care, such as cleaning and polishing teeth, taking radiographs, and applying fluoride treatment. The dental hygienist also serves as an oral health educator in the clinical and community setting. Dental hygienists should work well with others and must have good manual dexterity to use dental instruments within a patient's mouth, with little room for error.
Spoon River College, in agreement with Carl Sandburg College, offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. For additional information about the Dental Hygiene partnership with Carl Sandbug College, contact an Spoon River College advisor at (309) 649-6400.