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Dental Hygiene

Graduation Requirements

All courses in the curriculum are required for graduation.

In order to continue in the program a grade of C or higher must be achieved in all dental hygiene courses, BIO 111, BIO 112 and CHM 101. Students who have received a grade below a C in BIO 111, BIO 112 and CHM 101 are required to repeat the course and obtain a grade of C or higher by the end of the semester in which they are required or required as a prerequisite.

In addition, all clinical and program requirements, including regulations for attendance and conduct, must be satisfied in order to continue in the program and to be eligible for program certification for participation in licensure examinations.

Students who do not have completed health files submitted to the Dental Hygiene Program and cleared by the Clinical Coordinator by July 1st of the respective year will be removed from their dental hygiene courses and will have to file for readmission to the next available year.

The Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312.440.4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Additional Requirements

Clinical rotations may be required during summer sessions or intersession.  Clinical rotations may be required off campus throughout the duration of the program.  Students are responsible for their own transportation.  Accepted applicants must have satisfactory physical examinations an provide documentation of immunization currency as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and meet tuberculosis requirements before entering the program.  Students are required to maintain health insurance throughout their enrollment.

All students, faculty and staff involved directly in providing patient care must have current certification in Basic Life Support at the American Heart Association’s Health Care Provider Level.