Setting the Standard and Improving Dental Care

Student performs oral cleaning.
We set the standard for dental hygiene in Kansas.  Our graduates are dedicated to life-long learning and improving the health of the communities they serve. 

Why choose us?

  • Above average national certification exam pass rate 100 percent pass rate for the past 4 consecutive years
  • Above average regional clinical exam pass rate
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Governed by the Board of Regents of Kansas
  • Accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

We offer...

Our Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene is awarded by Northcentral Technical College, located in Wausau, Wisconsin. NTC is...
  • in cooperation with Colby Community College Dental Hygiene;
  • accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation; and
  • authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents.


  • We admit 12 students each year.
  • We interview students who have sent in their complete portfolio annually.
  • We utilize the latest teaching techniques.
  • We incorporate the latest clinical practices.
Jessica Rush supervises a student.

Clinical Setting and Beyond the Classroom

Our main clinical site is located on the Colby Community College campus where students learn under the close supervision of a licensed dentist and licensed hygienists. We are open to the public and provide services at reduced rates. Call 785.460.5438 to make an appointment for one of the following services:

  • Preventative care
  • Public dental health services
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Oral health presentations

Traits of Dental Hygienists

  • A self-starter
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Good vision 
  • The ability to achieve in a science based curriculum and proficiency in oral and written communications
  • The ability to work in close proximity with people of all ages
  • Be a team player  

Contact Information

Colby Community College
Attn: Dental Hygiene Department
1255 South Range Ave.
Colby, KS 67701

Carol Cameron
Application Liaison

Bobette Maier, RDH, BS 
Program Site Director