Dental Hygiene

Program Information

Notice to students and prospective students:

This program and career includes exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases. Training is included to protect both students and patients.

Dental Hygiene

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Information in this website is designed to assist current and prospective students of the Dental Hygiene Program.

Lane offers a two-year Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. A dental hygienist is a licensed oral health professional who provides preventive, therapeutic, restorative and educational interventions to control oral disease and promote optimal oral health.

What's the average pay?

  • Mid-Willamette region averages between $32 and $38 hourly with up to $77,000 annually.

Program Accreditation

The LCC Dental Hygiene program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements"]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Commission has established Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs to guide program administrators, faculty and staff in developing and maintaining acceptable quality in educational programs. These standards address outcomes assessment, administration, curriculum and instruction, faculty and staff, financial support and physical facilities and resources. View the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs.

What's the Dental Hygiene program at Lane like?
Get the scoop from students and faculty in this career preview video.