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Dental Hygiene/Assisting Schools

So you've decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist or dental assistant. Great! Below is a list of colleges and universities in Michigan offering Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting curriculums. Choose the school that works best for you.

Dental Hygiene Schools

Baker College of Auburn Hills

Dental Hygiene Program
1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Program Director: Nicole Greco, BSDH, MA

Baker College of Port Huron

Dental Hygiene Program
3403 Lapeer Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Program Director: David P. Smith, DDS

Delta College

Allied Dental Health Programs
1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
Program Director: Mary Jo Miller, RDH, MA

Ferris State University

College of Applied Sciences
Department of Dental Hygiene and Medical Imaging
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740
Program Director: Kim Beistle, CDA, RDH, BA MSA

Grand Rapids Community College

School of Workforce Development
Dental Auxiliary Programs
143 Bostwick Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3201
Program Director: Eve Sidney, RDH, MS

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Dental Hygiene Department
6767 West O Avenue
P.O. Box 4070
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
Program Director: Wanda Scott, RDH, MA

Kellogg Community College

Allied Health Department
Dental Hygiene Education Program
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Program Director: Jamie Beale, RDH, BS

Lansing Community College

3100 Dental Hygiene Program
P.O. Box 40010
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
Program Director: Sheree Duff, MSA, RDH

Mott Community College

Division of Health Sciences
Dental Hygiene Program
1401 E. Court Street
Flint, MI 48503-2089
Program Director: Susan Weiss, DDS

Oakland Community College

Dental Hygiene Program
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Program Director: Joseph Robertson, BS, DDS

University of Detroit Mercy

Department of Periodontology & Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene Program
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48208-2576
Program Director: Kathi Ray Shepherd, BS, MS

University of Michigan

School of Dentistry
Dental Hygiene Program
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Program Director: Janet Kinney, RDH MS

Wayne County Community College District

Dental Hygiene Program
8200 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48219
Program Director: Jo Ann Nyquist, BSDH, MA, EdS

Dental Assisting Schools

Baker College of Auburn Hills

1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Program Director: Kelly Roos, CDA, RDA, M.S.

Certificate and Associate Degree programs available. Programs start in the summer and are evening and day programs.

Delta College

1961 Delta Road
Allied Dental Health Programs
University Center, MI 48710
Program Director: Pam Smith, CDA, RDA, MAT

Programs start in the fall.

Grand Rapids Community College

143 Bostwick St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Program Director: Julie Bera, CDA, COA, RDA, MA

Ten-month certification program or two-year Associate Degree program. Program starts in the fall.

Lake Michigan College

Napier Avenue Campus
2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
800-252-1562, ext. 5074
Program Director: Julie Centala Uribe, CDA, RDA, RDH, B.S.

Flexible open-entry/open-exit program (full-time or part-time) leading to a Certificate and/or Associate Degree. Advanced placement available to those who have passed the Dental Assisting National Board.

Mott Community College

1401 E. Court Street
Flint, MI 48503
Program Director: Denise Polk, DDS 

Programs start in the fall.

Northwestern Michigan College

1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
Program Director: Alison Collins

Certificate and Associate Degree programs available.

Washtenaw Community College

4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Program Director: Kathleen Weber, CDA, RDA, B.A.S.

Traditional program begins each fall. An advanced placement program, beginning each semester, is available for those dental assistants who have passed the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) CDA exam and are currently employed in a dental office. Program completion leads to a Certificate in Dental Assisting and/or Associate Degree.

Wayne County Community College District

8200 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48219
Program Coordinator: JoAnn Buchheister, CDA, RDA, B.S.

Program starts in the fall. An advanced placement program (PERK) is available for on-the-job trained dental assistants or current CDAs. Up to 20 credits can be earned toward the certificate in dental assisting.

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