The Dental Hygiene Program consists of a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the dental profession as a dental hygienist. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, and are eligible to sit for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and The Central Regional Dental Testing Services Examination, both of which are required for licensure to practice dental hygiene in the state of Georgia.
The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements. 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, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is https://www.ada.org/en/coda.
The mission of the dental hygiene program is to provide a comprehensive, quality education in the classroom, clinic, and community.
Goal 1 – Provide comprehensive dental hygiene education and training to meet community workforce needs.
Goal 2 – Provide opportunities for students and graduates to advance technical training and research opportunities.
Goal 3 – Maximize student retention and program completion rates by maintaining the quality of healthcare graduates.
Goal 4 – Seek ongoing capacity development and quality improvement for the dental hygiene program.
We would like to announce information sessions for the dental hygiene program for the Summer and the Fall 2023 semesters.
The Summer meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
The Fall meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 15th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
The sessions will be held in the Dental Hygiene classroom, Room 2155, on the Hall campus and will address advisement issues and items of interest pertaining to the program. This is your opportunity to ask the dental hygiene faculty questions in person! Please RSVP to Kim Duncan at email@example.com to confirm seating.
Dr. David Byers
Dental Hygiene Program Director