CFCC 2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Aug 04, 2020  
CFCC 2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S. (A45260)


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This program has selective admission requirements. Contact the Counseling Office for information and application deadlines.

The Dental Hygiene curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community.

Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accreditation without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program’s compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 4653.

General Education Requirements (16 credits)


Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)


Other Major Requirements


Dental Hygiene (1 credit)


Computer Literacy (2 credits)


Total Credits: 75


Note:


There are additional requirements for insurance, instruments, books, criminal background checks, drug screens, medical physical exam, and vaccinations. These requirements and expenses are outlined in the Dental Hygiene Information Packet.

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