Blackhawk Technical College in Wisconsin is offering a new dental hygiene degree program, according to a news article published on October 18 in the Beloit Daily News.
In any month, 4 out of 10 dental practices are hiring hygienists and assistants. In addition, about one-third of hygienists and dental assistants said they plan to retire within the next five years, according to the ADA's Health Policy Institute. In Wisconsin, nearly half of dental practices are looking to hire dental hygienists, according to the article.
The new program takes two years to complete. Graduates will need to complete state clinical and written exams upon completing the program, according to the story.