Dental Hygiene

FHTC's CODA-accredited Dental Hygiene program prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career as a primary care oral health professional. Students participate in interactive experiences performing dental hygiene diagnosis and assessments with precision, safety and efficiency while focusing on team cooperation and personal growth.

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FHTC Dental Hygiene student cleaning patient's teeth

Program Options

Dental Hygiene offers an associate of applied science degree option.

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year program that contains technical and general education courses. Students will participate in planned and supervised experiences directed toward performing dental hygiene diagnosis and assessment with precision, safety and efficiency. They will demonstrate hygiene skills and integrate these skills into the total curriculum. Students will be active in team cooperation and develop personal growth toward life-long learning. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon completing the necessary prerequisite courses.

Students admitted to the FHTC Dental Programs are subject to contact with blood and/or body fluids. FHTC Dental Programs follow all OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen, Exposure Control Guidelines, and the Universal and Standard precautions throughout the pre-clinical, lab and clinical experiences.

Application Deadline and Requirements

  • FA25 HYG Admissions Criteria
  • Application deadline for Fall 2025 is December 1, 2024.
  • All applicants are required to take the TEAS or ACT entrance exam.
  • All applicants are required to submit a non-refundable $50.00 application fee within 30 days of application submission in order to have their application processed.
  • Submit an online Flint Hills Technical College Admissions Application; select Dental Hygiene as your program choice. We highly encourage you to submit/pay for your Admissions Application as early as June 1st, 2024.


Associates Degree Course Requirements

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program will have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment in dental offices for hygiene functions and management. The dental hygienist is a licensed primary care oral health professional who provides education, assessment, research, administrative, diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services that support overall health through the promotion of optimal oral health.

Career opportunities include:

  • Private Practice Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant
  • Product Sales Representative
  • Dental Office Consultant
  • Overseas Dental Opportunities
  • Armed Services
  • Education

Program Faculty

Taylor Whetham
Taylor Whetham

Dental Hygiene Instructor

Amanda Parsons
Amanda Parsons

Dental Hygiene Instructor

Academic Partnership

FHTC students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene may be eligible to utilize a 2+2 agreement with the following institutions to further their education.

Wichita State University: Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Fort Hays State University: Bachelor of Technology Leadership
Kansas State University: Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
Pittsburg State University: Bachelor of Applied Science
Washburn University: Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Information & Resources

Estimated program costs and testing criteria​ are available in the documents below. Visit our admissions page to learn about admissions steps and other helpful information.

Dental Hygiene Cost Sheet View Link
Dental Hygiene Degree Plan View Document
Fall 2024 Dental Hygiene Admissions Criteria View Document
Testing Services View Link
CODA Accreditation View Link
Third Party Comment Policy View Document
Notice of School Accreditation View Document