Career and Degree Information

Career Information

A dental hygiene career offers opportunities to help people through clinical, educational and therapeutic services in order to prevent disease and promote good health.

Dental hygienists work in a variety of clinical and professional settings, from private practices, hospitals and health departments to colleges, dental-related businesses and health maintenance organizations. Dental hygiene jobs are expected to increase by more than 39 percent by 2016, according to the State of Illinois Occupational Employment Projections. Sample salaries are as follows:

Entry level: $44,352
Median: $66,382
Experienced: $73,758

Degree Information

College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Dental Hygiene. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S. Degree

Student Planning Worksheet

Contact Information


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
                   and/or
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

Dental Hygiene Clinic
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1122, (630) 942-3250

3+1 Program

COD and Concordia University Chicago 3 + 1 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Healthcare Management for students with an AAS in Dental Hygiene.