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Lake Superior College

Lake Superior College provides high quality, affordable higher education that benefits diverse learners, employers, and the community. LSC's academic, technical, continuing education, and workforce development offerings prepare learners for a rapidly changing global community. Our services support learning, and our partnerships connect the college and its learners to a broader spectrum of community life.

Our mission is characterized by:

  • A strong sense of community

  • Trust, respect, and integrity

  • Personal attention

  • Accountability

  • Innovation and flexibility

  • Life-long learning and personal growth

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists preventive dental health care professionals who work as part of a dental team. Services they provide include prophylaxis therapy (teeth cleaning), taking radiographs, tooth whitening, fluoride therapy, placing sealants, oral health education and the creation of mouth guards.

Opportunities at Lake Superior College

Lake Superior College has a comprehensive dental hygiene program on campus that offers a challenging curriculum that prepares the students academically as well as providing hands-on experience working with patients in the on-site clinic facility. One year of pre-technical college courses and a job shadowing experience is necessary for admission into the program. Eighteen students are admitted into the program each fall. Students also have the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees after graduation through articulation agreements with other colleges and universities.

Lake Superior College is also home to the Lake Superior Community Dental Clinic, which focuses un underserved populations in the community that otherwise may not have access to dental care. The Community Dental Clinic is opened two days a month, and on those days care is provided by licensed dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. They are supported by non-registered dental assistants and LSC’s dental hygiene students. Services provided in the clinic include preventative and restorative services as deemed necessary.

Through this wide range of experiences, LSC dental hygiene students graduate with a through understanding of dental hygiene practices and a variety of experiences in treating patients in a caring and professional manner.

LSC’s Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the status of “approval without reporting requirements.”

What are the outcomes?

Students who complete the program will leave with the skills to provide current, comprehensive dental hygiene services and may find employment in a variety of settings, such as in private dental offices, schools, hospitals, clinics, public health agencies and more.

SALARY RANGE*: In Minnesota, the median wage for dental hygienists is $30.06 per hour, however salaries can vary greatly depending on geographic location.

How do I get started?

You may begin by contacting Lake Superior College’s Student Services department to find out specific admissions information. Acceptance into the program requires that students test at a certain level in reading, writing and math when taking the LSC placement test and successfully complete pre-technical classes.

School name:Lake Superior College
Address:2101 Trinity Rd.
Zip & city:55811 Minnesota
Phone:(218) 733-7601

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