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Dental Hygiene


Downloadable Forms
Adult Health History Form (English) Adult Health History Form (Spanish)
Child Health History Form (English) Child Health History Form (Spanish)

Profession Overview and Career Opportunities

The dental hygienist is a highly valued and integral part of the oral health care team. The licensed dental hygienist is able to practice in a variety of settings from the private and group dental offices to health departments, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, the armed services and government agencies.

Those dental hygienists who choose direct patient care may:

  • educate and treat patients in the control and prevention of oral disease  
  • expose and process dental x-rays
  • perform head and neck examinations
  • provide oral prophylaxis (dental cleaning) and local anesthesia
  • help patients avoid tooth decay through diet counseling and fluoride therapies
  • provide non-surgical periodontal therapy

Other dental hygienists choose to devote their professional lives to descriptive and clinical research or work as health educators in clinical and academic settings or utilize their administrative skills in dental practice management. 

For the past several decades, the employment demand for well-trained dental hygienists has been steady and vigorous. By all indications, this trend will continue into the future with CSI Department of Dental Hygiene. The school and the faculty can provide valuable assistance in career decisions.

Dental Hygiene AAS - Required Course Listing

Contact Information and Location:
Contact Person: Cynthia Harding
HSHS Building 124
315 Falls Avenue PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238
Phone: 208-732-6722 or 800-680-0274, ext. 6722
Fax: 208-736-4743 (This is a shared fax. Please use a cover sheet.)
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