There are over 40 public and private institutions of higher learning in New Hampshire. NHTI - Concord's Community College currently offers courses in dental hygiene and assistance. Both of these programs require students to satisfy a number of prerequisites, such as passing a criminal background check and drug test.
Below is a description of this school's programs and a table that contains a school overview with tuition information.
NHTI - Concord's Community College
Located in Concord, the New Hampshire Technical Institute was renamed NHTI - Concord's Community College in 2008 and offers 65 programs and various academic services to both credit and non-credit students. NHTI - Concord's Community College is also the only school in the state that offers programs in the field of dentistry.
The certificate program in dental assisting prepares students to work under the supervision of dentists. Graduates of this program are responsible for providing oral health care services and promoting oral hygiene. In addition to general education requirements, students take courses in oral hygiene education, dental materials and radiology. Students also need to complete a 6-week clinical experience, which offers an opportunity to learn in a professional setting and work with patients. In total, students are required to earn at least 40 credits to complete this program.
The school also offers an Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene program that teaches students how to promote oral health and disease prevention, understand the ethical and legal practices in dentistry, communicate professionally and assess patients. Clinical work is completed on campus and in surrounding clinics. The curriculum includes courses in microbiology, oral anatomy, nutrition, dental radiology and dental materials. In total, the associate's program requires two years and 78 credit hours for completion.
School Information: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Dental Programs Offered||Program Tuition & Fees (2015-16)|
|NHTI - Concord's Community College||2-year, public; fringe town|| Professional Certificate in Dental Assisting,
Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene
| $7,104 (in-state),
Source: *NCES College Navigator