a dental hygienist point of view please!?

i wanted to be a dental hygienist but i dont know how long it takes ? i was reading it took 2 yrs but than i read it takes 4yrs? the school im attending only offers 2 yrs so after i get my dipoma can i start working as a dental hygienst right away? and im 17 yrs old starting february of 2009 and they say the courses are hard and im no real good in math so help me please ..and thanks!

Asked By: ♥ - 12/11/2008
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Dental Hygiene is a good career. You can do it in 2 years and you will have an associates degree. Though it will probably end up being 3 years by the time you get all the pre-reqs out of the way. If you did it in 4 years, you'd have a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree will allow you to do clinical, as well as... More
Answered By: Snowflake22 - 12/11/2008
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You can get an associates degree (2 yr) or a bachelor's degree (4 yr). You may make a little more money with a 4 yr degree. Once you complete the program, you need to take a regional and national exam. Don't worry about the math~ its the science classes you need (anatomy, microbiology, chemistry).
Answered By: oasis - 12/11/2008
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