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DENTAL HYGIENE

Dental Hygiene

Program Code: DHY.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

The program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval. Graduates of this program qualify to take the American Board of Dental Examiners Licensing Examination in Dental Hygiene (ADEX DH) and the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination (DHNBE) for licensure to practice.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester 1

3

Credit-by-examination available if the student is licensed to take radiographs in New Jersey.

Semester II

Summer I

Semester III

Semester IV

Standards of Progress

Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Must achieve a “C” grade or better in all science courses to satisfy degree requirements. Must achieve a “C” grade or better in all dental hygiene courses in order to progress in the curriculum. An unsatisfactory grade (i.e. a grade less than “C”) in any first semester dental hygiene course results in dismissal from the program. The student has the option to reapply to the Dental Hygiene Program. Upon readmission, the student is required to retake DHY-107- Preventive Oral Health Services I in addition to any other failed courses. If a student earns a grade of less than “C” in any dental hygiene course other than the first semester courses, the student may retake the course the next time it is offered, and if space is available in the program for the student to return. Upon returning, the student is also required to retake the DHY-107- Preventive Oral Health Services course that is the co-requisite for the semester they return. Students retaking clinical courses must adhere to the conditions outlined in the Dental Hygiene program’s Policy for Returning Students. A student may retake a failed dental hygiene course only once; any subsequent failure(s) in the same dental hygiene course will result in dismissal from the Dental Hygiene Program. Students who are dismissed from the Dental Hygiene Program have the option to re-apply.

Total Credits 74 - 76

Contact Information

Contact Name: Michelle Roman, Department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2536
Contact Email:   MRoman@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/dental-hygiene/

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