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Dental Hygiene Program

The professional track program is two years in length with a limited number of openings available each year.  Prior to acceptance into the professional track, required prerequisite college courses must be completed. The program begins each fall semester with a cohort of students and upon successful completion of the 80 credit hour program, an Associate of Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree is granted from the college. The curriculum is taught using small group instruction with experienced and dedicated faculty providing hands-on training with state of the art equipment, including dental hygiene clinical experience in our on-campus patient care clinic.

Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association

The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.

The mailing address and other contact information:

American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611; Telephone: U.S. 312-440-4653 Ms. Gwen Welling, manager, x2695; E-mail:

Originally accredited on: December 11, 1970; Last site visit:  October 12-13, 2010 Our current accreditation status is: Approval (without reporting requirements): An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation. This is considered the highest designation of accreditation.

National and Regional Board Examinations

Graduates from this program are eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board (NDHBE) examination and the Northeast Regional Board (NERB) examination.  These exams are required by states for licensing to practice as a dental hygienist.  Additionally, students may sit for two optional regional exams on local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.

Advising and Orientation

Email your request for information to:

Those interested in the Dental Hygiene program are REQUIRED to attend an applicant advising orientation (see below). The next two orientations are scheduled for:

October 23rd        5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
November 12th    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location - HHS Building Room 116   Call 483-1457 to reserve a seat.

Selective Admission Information - May 1st Application Deadline

The Dental Hygiene Program is a selective admission program. Students meeting prerequisite requirements will be considered for admission to the program. Additional points will be awarded for admission based on such categories as residency, prerequisite and general education courses taken and GPA, dental assisting experiences, and college degrees.

All admission procedures are coordinated through the Enrollment Services Office, which has responsibility for distributing, receiving, and dating application forms. Therefore, any student desiring admission into this program should contact the Enrollment Services Office, Gannon Building, Room 203, (517) 483-1200, email to receive an application or go to to print an application.  The student may then contact the program advisor for further information. The student applicant is responsible for providing verification of other education experience information not contained in the current Lansing Community College official transcript.

PDF file Click here to view the 2014 Dental Hygiene Advising Guide

PDF file  Click here to view the 2015 Dental Hygiene Advising Guide

Health and Human Services at Lansing Community College

Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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