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Dental Hygiene & Assisting

This Research Guide provides information about dental resources found in the CCCC libraries and online.

Dental Hygiene & Assisting Welcome!

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Primary Library Resources

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No time to search? The library's databases also provide access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks. Take a look at the recommended title(s) linked below. 

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Find physical books by searching our online catalog on the library's homepage. You can browse in person and pick up these books by visiting your local library branch. Here are our hours and locations.

Online journal article iconYou can search our Journals or browse by subject from the library's homepage. For a quick look at what we have available in this subject area, see the title(s) below.

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Dental Hygienist Dentistry's main goal is to provide good oral health. Hygienists help prevent and treat gingivitis and periodontitis through patient cleanings and education.


Dental Health Good dentists—and smart dental patients—think of the mouth as the first line of defense against disease. This program details the importance of maintaining good dental health, not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to prevent diabetes, cardiovascular inflammation, and other serious health threats. Illustrating the ways that gingivitis and periodontal disease destroy gum and bone tissue, the program shows how these mouth ailments can ultimately weaken systems throughout the body, with dangerous and possibly fatal effects on the pancreas, blood vessels, heart, and even unborn babies. Interviews with respected dentists reinforce critical concepts and treatment options. (28 minutes)


Toddler Oral Health Your toddler has a mouth full of pretty white teeth. They can bite and chew and smile in a way that melts your heart. But how do you keep their teeth healthy, and it is really important to? After all, they are going to lose them. In this film we will look at why your child’s oral health IS important to their overall health, how teach them good teeth brushing habits, when to see the dentist, and what to do if your child has a dental problem.

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We can also direct you to resources outside of the library's databases. See below for a selection of websites related to your field.

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Want to learn more about a particular career? These resources will help you learn more about the potential a career field holds. 

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Want to take a practice test? These resources contain tests associated with your field of study.