HCC Coleman College Health Sciences has been designed to produce an entry-level dental hygienist that will assist in meeting the oral health needs of the community. The mission of the program is to educate competent hygienists to meet the need for ever changing, diverse and multicultural health care community, as well as continuing to expand their knowledge. The program accomplishes this by integrating didactic and clinical instructions in facilities that are conducive to learning and providing opportunities for the advancement of clinical skills.

Degrees and Certificates

Dental Hygiene - AAS

Program Information

A Career in Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program is an Applied Science Degree program at Coleman College. The student will graduate after two years of four semesters and one summer term.

The profession of Dental Hygiene functions in close alliance with the profession of dentistry. Working with dentists, dental hygienists provide services to assist patients in obtaining knowledge and individualized care to meet their oral care needs.

The Dental Hygiene program at Coleman College strives to ensure an environment which supports student learning. In order to facilitate the learning process, the program is committed to seeking and improving instructional strategies. Students play a role in the educational process and are encouraged to be self-directed in their learning and to establish high standards of professional and personal excellence. In addition, the program strives to develop oral health care professionals who function as effective health care providers in a dynamic society. Dental Hygienist beginning salaries usually range upward from $28 to $34 per hour.

Admission Steps

Are you ready to start the application process for Dental Hygiene? Click here to download the admission steps.

Accreditation Information

HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences in dental hygiene has full accreditation 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 (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Application Packet

This is a Fillable PDF file. No handwritten applications will be accepted. Click here to download and print off the application packet for Dental Hygiene.

HESI Information

Option 1: Click here to view instructions for accessing the HESI exam at Prometric Testing Center.

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Option 2:  HESI Testing at HCC Central Campus:

  • Call 713.718.6011 (Testing Center Office) for more information.
  • Location: 2nd Floor of the Learning Hub Science Building Room #211
  • Must use HCC Dental ID: 201615

Dental Hygiene Clinic

HCC Coleman Student Dental Hygiene Clinic offers dental services to the public. Treatments include exams, oral cancer screenings, cleanings, x-rays, sealants and fluoride treatments. Students are directly supervised by faculty and dentists.

Appointments can last up to 3 hours due to grading by dentists and faculty. Multiple visits may be required to complete treatment depending on each patients dental needs.

If you are unable to make your appointment, please contact the clinic within 48 hours of your appointment time to cancel or reschedule.

Supervision of minors (small children) is mandated by HCC and children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the treatment area unless they are patients themselves.

Food and drink are not allowed in the clinic.

Please have your cell phone on silent while inside the clinic.

If you have any other questions, please contact the HCC Coleman Dental Hygiene Clinic at (713) 718-7292.

Location

The clinic is located on the 5th floor of the HCC Coleman College building. After you exit the elevators, turn right at the stair case and then turn right again. Walk to the end of the hallway past the restrooms and turn left. The clinic is halfway down the hall on the right hand side.

Parking

There are 2 parking options for our patients:

AU Lot across the street from HCC Coleman College

0 - 1 Hour $5.00
1 - 2 Hours $8.00
2 - 4 Hours $10.00
4 - 24 Hours $12.00

 There is a flat rate parking garage located 2 blocks from HCC Coleman College. It is $6 for all-day parking.

Corner Parking Garage
2151 W. Holcolmbe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Dental Exam

$20 for adults and $5 for children Service includes:

  • Exam
  • X-Ray
  • Cleaning
  • Polish
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Sealants - if needed - are $1.00 per tooth

The cashier ONLY accepts credit and debit cards. We DO NOT accept cash or checks.

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Employment

There are 2,802 Dental Hygienists employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 16.3% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 216 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $35.86 hourly, $75,000 annually