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Pre-Dental Hygiene Research Guide

A research guide for students studying dental hygiene.



Pre-Dental Hygiene at Columbia State


The Tennessee Transfer path in Dental Hygiene leads to a Bachelor’s degree program at selected universities. Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. All states require dental hygienists to be licensed; requirements vary by state.

Finding Pre-Dental Hygiene Resources in the Library

Library of Congress Classification & Relevant Subject Headings

  • Subclass RK
    • RK1-715 Dentistry
    • RK58-59.3 Practice of dentistry. Dental economics
    • RK60.7-60.8 Preventive dentistry
    • RK280 Oral and dental anatomy and physiology
    • RK301-493 Oral and dental medicine. Pathology. Diseases
    • RK501-519 Operative dentistry. Restorative dentistry
    • RK520-528 Orthodontics
    • RK529-535 Oral surgery
    • RK641-667 Prosthetic dentistry. Prosthodontics

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