Join the Dental Hygiene program through North Idaho College at Lewis-Clark State College and become a Registered Dental Hygienist!

Advising Contact Information

Lewis-Clark State College
Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant Advising
500 8th Avenue Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 792-2441 -- [email protected]

Dental Hygiene Program Director
Health Professions Division North Idaho College
Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 148
(208) 929-4014 -- [email protected]

Dental Hygiene Program

In collaboration with North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College offers the program requirements to prepare you for entry into the dental hygiene profession as licensed clinicians (Registered Dental Hygienists – RDH). Dental hygienists provide preventative, therapeutic, and restorative care to control oral disease and promote optimal oral health. The Dental Hygiene program includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; and office management and professional standards. Clinical education experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and offer you the opportunity to gain competency through practice. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), and the regional and/or State Board of Dentistry in the states in which you wish to practice. Dental Hygiene is a competitive entry program. Students are admitted to the program every-other-year beginning in January 2021. Pre-requisite courses are open to all students and must be completed prior to application. The program awards an AAS degree following 24 month of courses after acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program. As an applicant, you will be required to complete dental office clinical observation. You are also encouraged to consider completion of Dental Assisting training through the LCSC Workforce Training program. Dental Assistant Certification or work experience will earn additional points on the program application.

Training Idaho's Skilled Workforce

LCSC Workforce Training offers short term, non-credit, cost friendly classes for workers who have lost their jobs, workers looking for upgrade training, people wanting to increase their skills, businesses wanting custom classes for their employees or students who are enrolled in apprentice programs. We offer a wide variety of daytime and evening classes in the classroom, online and via correspondence.

Accreditation

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of initial accreditation. 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’s web address is: www.ada.org/en/coda.

Patient Information

Student dental hygienists under direct supervision by oral healthcare professionals provide quality, low-cost preventive care at our North Idaho College dental hygiene clinics in Coeur d‘Alene and Lewiston.

Adults and children are provided a complete set of radiographs (x-rays), complete oral and periodontal examinations, and the appropriate type of cleaning.

  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Desensitizing Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Sports Guards
  • Whitening Trays
  • Laser Periodontal Treatment (Bacterial reduction)

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  (208) 929-4002

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  (208) 792-2930