Dental Hygiene

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CONTACT US

285 Jay Street
Academic Building 701 (A-701)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Email: DentalHygiene@citytech.cuny.edu

Phone: 718-260-5070

Meet the Chair

Maureen Archer
Chair
A-702
718-260-5072

Thank you for visiting the “City Tech” Dental Hygiene program website. Currently, I am the chairperson for the Dental Hygiene department, but besides being the chairperson, I started my career in the dental profession as a Register Dental Hygienist and worked several years prior to returning to Dental School to obtain the DDS degree.

I am very dedicated to the quality of the education we provide at CityTech and our department has highly skilled faculty interested in supporting you to meet your educational goals. Dental Hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on prevention of oral diseases like cavities, gum disease (periodontal disease) and loss of tooth enamel by dental erosion. A Dental Hygienist provides services to help people maintain excellent oral health and minimize the impact of poor oral health which can affect a patient’s total health.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. A career as a Dental Hygienist is fulfilling and rewarding.

This is an exciting time to enter the Dental Hygiene profession as more scientific evidence is demonstrating the connection between good oral health and good systemic health. The Dental Hygienist role is in improving oral health in individuals and community’s health. The CityTech dental hygiene clinic is well equipped to provide an outstanding educational opportunity.

Unfortunately, the oral health in the United States is poor with the most recent statistics showing that 50% of US Adults over 30years old have some form of periodontal disease and 70.1% of Adults over 65 years old have periodontal disease. This poor oral health leads to a state of chronic oral inflammation which elevates systemic inflammation. Dental hygienists can help to improve Oral health in the United States where much work needs to be done

The New York City College of Technology Dental Hygiene program has been in existence since 1947. This program has a strong reputation in the Metropolitan area for graduating well educated and highly skilled entry level dental hygiene professionals.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and graduates will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Upon completion of this degree, the Dental Hygiene graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination required to obtain a license to be employed as a Dental Hygienist. Please email: dentalhygiene@citytech.cuny.edu to request more information about this program and schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor.