SUCCESS IS


MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS

OUR PROGRAM

As a dental hygienist, you will play an essential role in helping patients maintain good oral health. Performing regular cleanings and offering helpful tips for effective home care are among the key duties in your job description.

In the Amarillo College Dental Hygiene Program, you will receive hands-on clinical instruction in the form of supervised patient care experiences. The program includes courses like pharmacology, periodontology, pathology, dental hygiene, radiology, and dental materials. Our program has an onsite Dental Hygiene Clinic where students learn to provide dental hygiene services.

A DENTAL HYGIENIST requires diverse personality traits to work very closely with patients.

A SUCCESSFUL DENTAL HYGIENIST IS...

  • Patient and understanding.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Passionate.
  • Sturdy on his/her feet.
  • Positive.

ACCREDITATION

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation  (CODA).  The last site visit occurred in 2017.  The Dental Hygiene program was granted the Accreditation Status of Approval without Reporting Requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.  Site visits occur every seven years.  The next site visit is scheduled for 2025.  A copy of the Dental Hygiene Accreditation Standards and CODA Policies and Procedures, including those for complaints related to accreditation standards, may be found online at http://www.ada.org/en/coda or you may contact the Commission at:

The American Dental Association CODA
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: 1-800-621-8099 | 1-312-440-4653

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees

Visit the A.C. website for tuition/fees; https://www.actx.edu/business-services/tuition-basic-fees 

The A.C. Business Office is located in the Byrd Building 1st Floor if you have additional questions. You can contact them through email:  business@actx.edu
or phone at (806) 371-5001.

Additional Supply & Equipment

 

The Dental Hygiene program has an additional cost as the student purchases supplies and equipment averaging $8000.00, not including textbooks.

There is also the additional cost of licensure exams when you complete the program.

Our Program Director

Donna Cleere, RDH, M.Ed. 

Phone: (806) 354-6064
Email: 
dkcleere@actx.edu 
West Campus Jones Hall, Office 123
6222 West Ninth Street     
Amarillo, TX 79106

Mailing Address is:

P.O. Box 447

Amarillo, Texas

79178

Health Science Advisor

West Campus

Javier Herrera

Phone: (806) 354-6007
Email: 
jfherrera@actx.edu
Located at:

West Campus Lecture Hall-102A

6222 West Ninth Street     
Amarillo, TX 79106

Health Science Advisor

Washington Campus

Jessica Sanchez

Phone:  (806) 371-5456

Email: jvsanchez@actx.edu

Located at:

Student Services Center 115
2201 S Washington St 1st Floor

Amarillo, TX 79109