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Dental Hygiene

Associate in Applied Science

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The program prepares the student to provide preventive dental hygiene care in dental offices, clinics, and educational or health care institutions. Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) work as part of the dental health team to provide preventive health care for each patient. Responsibilities include oral health screenings, initial treatment appointments and maintenance appointments, nutritional counseling, fluoride, sealant application, and radiographic techniques. H.S. preparation should include biology and chemistry. Courses in physics and geometry are highly recommended.

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Program Admission Process and Requirements


Program Admission Process and Requirements

  1. Students must be admitted to Mott Community College and declare intent to enter the dental hygiene program.
  2. Demonstrate College level reading comprehension on the ACCUPLACER placement test within the last 5 years, OR a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT within the last 5 years. A satisfactory grade in RDNG 030 or ENGL 100 within the last 5 years will also meet this requirement.
  3. Submit verification of 8 hours of observation of a dental hygienist before beginning the program.
  4. Provide high school transcript or G.E.D. and any related college transfer transcripts.
  5. Complete two of the four science courses: BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 156, and CHEM 112 with a 2.5 or better within the last five years.*
  6. Pre-program students must maintain a minimum overall college GPA of 2.8. In General Education, Occupational Specialty and Related courses, students must have a minimum of 2.0 in each course.
  7. All transfer credits must be from an accredited institution.
  8. Submit a Dental Hygiene Application when eligibility is complete.
  9. A criminal background check (CBI) for the purpose of identifying ineligibility to enter program due to a felony or misdemeanor (Refer to Criminal Background Check Check (CBI) Information.)
  10. Submit a current CPR card. The card must be either the BLS Health Care Provider (American Heart Association) or the Professional Resuer (American Red Cross).
*Students must complete all 4 sciences before entering the program and will need General Education courses complete prior to graduation.

Additional Program Related Information

Policies and Procedures Manual

Criminal Background Investigation & Drug Screens

Michigan law requires criminal background screening for individuals working in certain health care facilities. Conviction of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) may make the student ineligible to be assigned to a clinical site, making program completion/graduation unattainable. In addition, conviction may make the graduate ineligible to take the licensure exam (CDCA/NBDHE). In order to ensure that the student can participate in required clinical experiences, he/she must have an acceptable criminal background investigation (CBI). The CBI must be completed after the mandatory orientation, at the student's expense. Additional CBIs may be required, including at the time of application for professional licensure. Some clinical agencies may require additional CBIs and/or require students to submit to drug screening procedures, prior to or during the clinical experience. The student is responsible for all costs related to these screens. A positive drug screen may make the student ineligible to begin or continue in the program.

Criminal Background Check Information (CBI) & Dental Hygiene Forms

A criminal background check is required prior to program entry. Information about the CBI will be given at the mandatory orientation prior to program entry.

Return completed forms to the Health Sciences Division Office CM2313.

Students will not be admitted to the program without a negative CBI.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 84
  • Contact Hours: 118

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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Year One
Winter
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Total 14 16
Year One
Spring / Summer
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Total 11/13 13/15
Year Two
Fall
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Total1521
Year Two
Winter
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Total1219
Year Two
Spring / Summer
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Total 3 4
Year Three
Fall
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Total1218
Year Three
Winter
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Total915
Notes
*Pre-Program course not counted in program total
**Spring Only
^Spring or Summer
† Summer Only

 
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