Dental Hygiene Program
The professional track program is two years in length with a limited number of openings available each year. Prior to acceptance into the professional track, required prerequisite college courses must be completed. The program begins each fall semester with a cohort of students and upon successful completion of the 80 credit hour program, an Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree is granted from the college. The curriculum is taught using small group instruction with experienced and dedicated faculty providing hands-on training with state of the art equipment, including dental hygiene clinical experience in our on-campus patient care clinic.
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.
The mailing address and other contact information:
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611; Telephone: U.S. 312-440-4653 Ms. Gwen Welling, manager, x2695; E-mail: email@example.com
Originally accredited on: December 11, 1970; Last site visit: October 12-13, 2010 Our current accreditation status is: Approval (without reporting requirements): An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation. This is considered the highest designation of accreditation.
Graduates from this program are eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board (NDHBE) examination and the Northeast Regional Board (NERB) examination. These exams are required by states for licensing to practice as a dental hygienist. Additionally, students may sit for two optional regional exams on local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
Email your request for information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those interested in the Dental Hygiene program are REQUIRED to attend an applicant advising orientation (see below). The next two orientations are scheduled for:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Location - HHS Building Room 116 Call 483-1457 to reserve a seat.
Selective Admission Information - May 1st Application Deadline
The Dental Hygiene Program is a selective admission program. Students meeting prerequisite requirements will be considered for admission to the program. Additional points will be awarded for admission based on such categories as residency, prerequisite and general education courses taken and GPA, dental assisting experiences, and college degrees.
All admission procedures are coordinated through the Enrollment Services Office, which has responsibility for distributing, receiving, and dating application forms. Therefore, any student desiring admission into this program should contact the Enrollment Services Office, Gannon Building, Room 203, (517) 483-1200, to receive an application. The student may then contact the program advisor for further information. The student applicant is responsible for providing verification of other education experience information not contained in the current Lansing Community College official transcript.
Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
Additional contact information »