About Our Program
Located at our Lowry location, CCD offers the largest and one of the most respected dental hygiene programs in the state. It is also one of only three community colleges in Colorado offering an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in dental hygiene.
Become a Registered Dental Hygienist
After you have completed the dental hygiene program at CCD (65 credits) along with the required prerequisites (28 credits), you will earn an associate degree and will be ready to take the licensure exams to become a registered dental hygienist. In that role, you will be a preventive oral health professional, providing educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to dental patients. This opens the door for you to work in a private dental practice, community dental health clinic, public school, clinical or basic science research laboratory, state or federal health facility, or in a management position with an entry wage of $35 to $45 per hour.