Beginning Fall 2008, Lane Community College offers a two year Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. Pre-requisite courses are available through LCSC and must be completed by the end of the Spring term during the year of application.
Dental Hygienists are licensed preventive oral health professionals who provide educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to support overall health through proper oral health. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics lists Dental Hygiene among the fastest growing occupations in the U.S., with excellent job prospects for the future.
The Lane CC Dental Hygiene program at LCSC began with funding from a DOLETA grant, proposed to meet the needs of rural counties in Idaho traditionally served by LCSC. Admission preference will be given to residents of the following counties in Idaho:
Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, and Idaho.
Admission preference also will be available for residents of Asotin County, Washington.
Students from other accredited U.S. colleges and universities also are encouraged to apply. Refer to the Application Packet for further details.
Applications for the Fall 2016 Dental Hygiene program are now available. Instructions for application can be found in the Application Packet. For complete instructions, click here and choose "log in as guest".
1. You must complete the TEAS V-Allied Health (this is the new name for the HOBET) prior to submitting your application. Prospective applicants are advised to arrange for testing at a local testing center in January through March of the year of application.
2. You must attend ONE of the mandatory review sessions held in the Dental Clinic on the LCSC campus. Review sessions will be held March 3, March 18, and April 1. More details can be found in the application packet.
3. You must have your pre-requisite coursework reviewed by Dr. Jacob Hornby, pre-dental hygiene coordinator. Make an appointment to have this information reviewed prior to submitting your application.
Additional information and instructions are detailed in the application packet.
Jacob M. Hornby, PhD
Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 792-2441 Mailing Lewis-Clark State College 500 8th Avenue Lewiston, ID 83501
Dental Hygiene Program Advising
Family & Health Careers Contact (541) 463-5617 Mailing Lane Community College 400 E 30th Avenue Eugene, OR 97405