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The cost of the Dental Hygiene Program can vary considerably. 

Faculty have tried to estimate the approximate cost for each year as shown in the table below. Since most students have already completed a large percentage of their general education requirements prior to enrolling in the Dental Hygiene Program, overall program tuition costs can vary. A student may calculate tuition and fees by referring to the schedules shown in the Amarillo College "General Catalog."

 

If you need financial assistance, now is the time to investigate eligibility and possible options. The Financial Aid Office (806) 371-5310 and the Adult Student Women's Service (806) 371-5449 are equipped to advise you on what resources are available.

 

Unless you are a very strong academic student and have previously finished most  or all of the required "General Education" courses, it is not recommended that you plan on working while in the program. Instead, you should seek financial support from other sources to keep your grades up and receive a quality education.

 

 

Fall Semester – 1st year  
Tuition and Basic Fees Refer to Amarillo College General Catalog
Laboratory Fees $24
Textbooks $1,000
Scrubs $500
Hepatitis B Vaccination Series (should be completed before entering into the Program) $180
Instruments and Supplies $5500
Student American Dental Hygienists Association Dues $75
CPR Update $25
Annual TB Test $20
   

Spring Semester – 1st year

 
Tuition and Basic Fees Refer to Amarillo College General Catalog
Laboratory Fees $48
Textbooks $500
   
   
Summer Semester – 1st year  
Tuition and Basic Fees Refer to Amarillo College General Catalog
Laboratory Fees $24
   
   
Fall Semester – 2nd year  
Tuition and Basic Fees Refer to Amarillo College General Catalog
Laboratory Fees $24
Textbooks $500
Instruments and Supplies $500
Annual CPR Update and TB Testing $50

 

 
Spring Semester – 2nd year  
Tuition and Basic Fees Refer to Amarillo College General Catalog
Laboratory Fees $24
Textbooks $150
National Board Review (optional) Fees $600
Licensing and Credentialing Fees $2000
IInstruments and Supplies $250



 

 




Dental Hygiene



Goals of the Dental Hygiene Program


The mission of the Amarillo College Dental Hygiene Program is to provide quality technical education leading students toward the profession of Dental Hygiene and to enhance the quality of life in our community through the direct provision of dental hygiene services including patient education, disease prevention and therapeutic intervention to patients of all walks of life.  This mission is accomplished by partnering with students to achieve academic excellence, participate in community service, and offer comprehensive client care, utilizing critical thinking and evidence-based decision-making skills.

The mission and goals of the Dental Hygiene Program are closely related to Amarillo College's mission and goals of education and community involvement to enhance the quality of life for the diverse population in the service area.  The educational goals of the Amarillo College Dental Hygiene Program are based on creating a partnership with students in order to assist them in achieving academic excellence.  The following goals are measured and evaluated to help assure the program is achieving its mission:

Goal # 1:  To prepare a qualified and competent entry-level dental hygienist through appropriate academic and clinical instruction.

Goal # 2:  To provide appropriately supervised and quality dental hygiene treatment and provide the community with a valuable resource and access to dental care which is patient centered.

Goal # 3:  To provide the educational basis for the student to secure employment as a dental hygienist in a variety of practice settings.

To present yourself as the strongest candidate possible, please carefully read all the information provided. Give close attention to details and deadline dates. It is the student’s responsibility to make application each year to the Dental Hygiene Program.

If you should have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Donna Cleere, RDH, M.Ed./Professor/Program Director at (806)354-6064 or by e-mail at dkcleere@actx.edu

Students may also contact Cherie Clifton, West Campus Advisor at (806)354-6007 or by e-mail at caclifton@actx.edu
 



Dental Hygiene Class of 2012

Dental Hygiene Class of 2012