CFCC Dental Hygiene graduates post 100% passing rate on national exam

Recent graduates of Cape Fear Community College have something else to smile about other than their degree. CFCC is pleased to announce that 100% of the dental hygiene class of 2011 passed their national certification exams.

Eleven dental hygiene students qualified to take the test and all eleven passed on their first attempt. According to the 2010 Critical Success Factors Report from the N.C. Community College System, the average pass rate for community college dental hygiene students is 89%.

The national examination is required for all dental hygiene graduates before they will qualify to work as a dental hygienist. The next step for the dental hygiene graduates is to pass the state certification exam in June. After receiving the state and national licenses, the graduates will be qualified to begin work in North Carolina.