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  • Associate in Dental Hygiene Nashville Campus

    Study the skills for this growing career field by completing Remington College's associate degree program in Dental Hygiene.(2)

    In as few as 24 months you can earn your degree and prepare to take the NBDHE Exam as well as any state or regional exams.(1) Remington College covers the NBDHE exam costs, and although certain restrictions apply, this can save you over $1200 in fees. Dental Hygiene classes start twice a year, January and July. A maximum of 24 students are accepted each start. We only offer daytime classes for Dental Hygiene.

    Call  or request information to learn more about our Nashville Dental Hygiene program.

    Earn your Dental Hygiene Degree and Prepare for Dental Hygiene Exam

    • Prepare to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE) and any required state or regional clinical exams.
    • Practice your skills in Remington College's Dental Hygiene Clinic!
    • Take advantage of the predicted excellent job opportunities

    While our Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene is offered only at our Nashville Campus, Remington College offers a Diploma in Dental Assisting at the following campuses: Cleveland, Fort Worth, Houston, North Houston, Houston Southeast and Nashville. Learn more about our Dental Assistant Schools.

    Learn About Skills Practiced by Dental Hygienists

    Licensed dental hygienists provide preventive oral healthcare services for dental patients. This care includes teaching patients the fundamentals of oral hygiene self-care as well as some periodontal treatment procedures. Remington College's Dental Hygienist school features modern classrooms and equipment and our very own dental clinic, directly on Campus!

    In the classroom, you'll learn about the following skills often used by dental hygienists:

    • Oral health, hygiene, and nutrition basics
    • Dental Hygiene instrumentation skills
    • Head, neck, and dental anatomy
    • Oral radiology
    • Oral cancer screening
    • Local anesthesia techniques
    • Management of dental emergencies
    • Anxiety and pain control
    • Prevention practices


    The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental 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 (321) 440-4653, or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is:


    Prior to acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program, applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better:

    • Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (4 semester hours/6 quarter hours)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (4 semester hours/6 quarter hours)
    • Introduction to Chemistry with labs, or Fundamentals of Chemistry with labs (4 semester hours/6 quarter hours)
    • Microbiology (3 semester hours/4.5 quarter hours)

    Those interested in applying for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program may do so if one of the above prerequisite courses has been completed with a grade of "C" or better and an acceptable plan has been provided to demonstrate that the applicant will complete the remaining prerequisite courses prior to the beginning of class.