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Dental Hygiene

Do you like to work with your hands and are you meticulously thorough at everything you do? Do you enjoy working with people? CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program could be the right fit for you!

CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program prepares students for careers as oral health professionals.

The Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is a member of the dental team who provides preventive oral health care. In North Carolina, the RDH works under the direct supervision of the dentist to perform oral health assessments and oral cancer screenings, acquire radiographic images, provide oral health education, provide therapeutic treatment including prophylaxis (cleaning), apply sealants and fluoride to prevent decay, and give nutritional counseling. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, as well as a regional and state examination, which is required for licensure to practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Employment opportunities for the registered dental hygienist include the following settings: private practice dental office, public health, prisons, state/federal clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, and educational institutions.

Selective Admission Process

The dental hygiene program has a selective admission process that includes an application period and point count ranking. Twelve students are accepted each year in August for the five-semester program. There is no waitlist for the program. All applicants must go through the application process each spring. Minimum requirements are subject to change each academic year.

Note: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, no observation hours prior are required prior to filing an Intent to Apply.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation .

Commission on Dental Accreditation

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Quick information

Application Period
January 27, 2021 – March 25, 2021
Information Sessions
Information sessions are being held virtually. Please arrive on time.

Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am Access the Session
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:30 – 1:00 pm Access the Session
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:00 – 5:30 pm Access the Session
Dental Hygiene Course Information
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