Dental Hygiene Degree 

Dental Hygiene Degree 

Dental Hygiene Degree Employment for dental hygienists is rising faster than average. About 15,600 job openings become available every year. As a dental hygienist, you can help people smile with confidence. Dental hygienists are key members of a dental care team that make a positive difference in people's lives. With the Dental Hygiene Degree (DHY) from MWCC,[...]

Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Certificate Program Welcome your patients, work with dentists, and assist in surgery as a dental assistant. Dental assistants are key members of a dental care team who keep the dental practice running smoothly. If you’re looking to take your first step into the dental field, the Dental Assisting certificate from MWCC is the[...]


Cindy Cadoret, MPH, RDH, CDA Chair, Dental Education Programs Ms. Cadoret received her Associate Degree of Science, Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College and holds a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has over 30 years of experience as a dental hygienist and has worked in a variety of[...]

Become a Patient

The MWCC Dental Hygiene Clinic provides low cost dental care to individuals and families in the greater Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner area. Our dental hygiene students receive state-of-the-art, hands-on clinical instruction that focuses on preventing and treating oral diseases and helping patients maintain quality dental and overall health. Dental Services Comprehensive oral assessment* Dental cleaning Fluoride[...]

MWCC Offers New Dental Radiology Certification Course

The Dental Hygiene program at MWCC is now offering a Dental Radiology Certification course aimed at individuals working in dental practices who had not previously had the opportunity to earn the certification. The 16-hour course meets the requirements of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Dentistry and the state of New Hampshire for Radiographic[...]


MWCC proudly partners with Community Health Connections of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Since 2005 our dental hygiene students have provided dental hygiene treatment and care to thousands of patients. Services include dental cleanings, x-rays, sealants, mouth guards, nutrition counseling, help with quitting smoking and dental health education for the patients of the Community Health Center. These services[...]

Complaints Policy – Dental Education Program

Complaints about the Dental Hygiene Program regarding the general performance of students or staff or the general quality of the curriculum and practical preparation of the student participants should first be addressed to the Dental Hygiene Program Director, Cynthia Cadoret. Ms. Cadoret can be reached at 978-630-9367 or by email at Should the complaints include[...]


Approximate Expenses for Dental Hygiene Program (2 years) Semester 1 (18 cr.) $5,770.00 Semester 2 (15 cr.) 5,200.00 Summer Semester (9 cr.) 1,710.00 Semester 3 (16 cr.) 5,390.00 Semester 4 (18 cr.) 5,960.00 Textbooks: Year 1 (Freshman) 600.00 Year 2 (Sophomore) 430.00 Uniforms 125.00 CPR Certification 35.00 SADHA (club dues for 2 years) 130.00 Freshman[...]


MWCC's dental faculty have years of practical experience in dental hygiene and assisting and are dedicated to serving MWCC students and patients.


At MWCC you are not just a student, you are so much more. You are our investment. You are here to learn, and in turn will make an impact within our community. This is why we are investing in you! We will take the time to know you, understand your goals, passions and interests, so[...]