Before applying for the program, one needs to make sure dental hygiene is the right field that he/she would like to be in. Hisako, a registered dental hygienist, suggests that students who want to apply for the dental hygiene program, needs to find out what do hygienists do, know what their job is. Dental hygienists are primary oral health care providers, which mean they work in a patient's mouth. They provide oral health care education to patients who work in private dental offices. They can do research, and public health. Some of the applicants only know that dental hygiene is a very good career, and they apply because they can make a lot of money. It is better to do an observation in a dental office to see the actual work the hygienist does. It is very important to make sure you like the work they do, and you want to do this kind of job for future. Some students got into the program but dropped out after one or two semesters because they found out it was not the right career for them, which wasted their time and money. For example, one of the previous graduates told me there was a girl in her class dropped out after one year of school because she found out working in people's teeth and scaling for hours is boring. Referring to money, this is a big issue to some applicants. Anything related to the medical field is going to be expensive. Dental hygiene program is not an exception. If you are selected, you will receive a letter from the program. The letter will inform you that you are placed into the program, also; you will need to send in a $6,000 check for the instruments in order to secure your spot. If you do not have the money to pay, they have the right to kick you out of the program. So applicants not only need to prepare the prerequisites, also need to prepare the money as well.