To become a Dental Hygienist in Oregon, the course of study takes two years to receive an Associates degree, or for a Bachelors degree for more specialized training it would take four years. You also would have the option to stay in your studies and receive a Masters degree. See what Oregon dental hygienist schools are available near you.
Dental Hygienist Schools in Oregon (OR)
Four Great Reasons To Choose Carrington
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More than 80% of Carrington College students use some form on financial aid1 to help cover the cost of their education2. That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
2. Percentage calculated by Carrington College for the 2015-16 school year.
You want a hands-on career, and your Carrington College education will help get you there. From blood draws to x-rays, our courses are designed to let you practice your skills in the lab so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.
You can feel confident knowing your instructors are bringing years of real-world experience in to the classroom. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to helping prepare you for your future. They know what skills you’ll use in your career, and they’ll teach you what matters.
Carrington offers you the opportunity to practice your skills in the real-world before you graduate. Clinical rotations and externships are an important part of your education. You’ll get to learn from professionals in your chosen career field and make important connections for your future.
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415)506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.
Roles and Responsibilities of a Dental Hygienist
A Dental Hygienists duties range across a large spectrum of skills, from record keeping to removing sutures and advising patients in proper care of their teeth including suggesting a schedule for future procedures . You will work under the supervision of a dentist helping patients who are nervous or frightened feel calmer and more at ease with the procedure they are having performed on their teeth, while assisting the dentist with instruments and surgeries.
A Dental Hygienist can expect to earn between $32 and $38 per hour depending on the geographical region and the business for which they work, as well as amount of experience in the field. They are needed in private dental offices, schools, retirement homes, and many other facilities where medical aid is offered. It is estimated that by 2018 there will be a need for 1600 more Dental Hygienists across Oregon.
Student Financial Aid
Once you have enrolled into the course of study you may apply for financial aid. There are several programs available and all will be examined to see if they fit your needs. Financial Aid is allotted depending on your family’s financial situation and any scholarships you may already have earned.