Introduction to Dental Hygiene
Did you know that Dental Hygiene at Virginia Western Community College prepares you to work in a number of settings such as private practice, hospitals, universities, and community clinics? Other career opportunities include public health, research, and teaching. Begin your journey today to a career that offers a good income, flexibility, and fulfillment.
This curriculum is designed to academically prepare students to apply for the restricted admissions AAS Dental Hygiene program and to gain a job ready skill in health professions. Students will either prepare to take the National Registry of EMT certification exam or prepare to work in a medical office. Students should be aware that completion of this program does not guarantee admission into the AAS Dental Hygiene program.
Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Colleen K. McGowan
Director, Dental Hygiene
A.S. – Richard Bland College, 1980
A.S. – Virginia Western Community College, 1994
B.S. – Old Dominion University, 2008
M.Ed. Mary Baldwin University, 2016
SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Martha Sullivan, Dean