The Lone Star College (LSC) offers an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at LSC-Kingwood. This program is designed for those interested in becoming a registered dental hygienist. The dental hygiene curriculum offered at LSC-Kingwood is a structured intense program with didactic and clinical practice taking place in the health science building on the LSC-Kingwood campus. External rotations are integrated into the curriculum for experiences outside of the school setting. Graduates are prepared to function in a variety of settings including private dental offices, dental clinics or public dental health care clinics. The AAS in Dental Hygiene includes general education courses as a foundation for dental hygiene courses. Prerequisite courses are designed to allow the student an opportunity to experience the type of coursework that will be involved in the study of dental hygiene.
The dental hygiene program is a competitive entrance admissions program. Go to LoneStar.edu/dental-hygiene-requirements for information about admission requirements, selection criteria and application process for the program.
Students are required to successfully pass a background check. Also, regulations require that students complete the Hepatitis B immunization series prior to the first day of class. Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines recommend that students who are receiving their first Hepatitis B series follow the schedule of immunizations at zero, one and six months, with a titer four to six weeks following the third immunization. This takes seven (7) months.
Associate of Applied Science Degree