Any positive background checks will result in forfeiting admission to the program.
All students must hold a current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. This must be completed before entry into the program.
A Dental Hygienist is a licensed professional, oral health educator and clinician, who, under the supervision of a dentist, is responsible for providing treatment that promotes both oral and total health care. Registered Dental Hygienists (RDHs) provide a wide range of services in dental practices and may pursue a variety of career options including clinical, administrative, education, public health and research.
Each state has established licensure requirements for Dental Hygienists. The Dental Hygiene curriculum is a challenging one that emphasizes a “hands on” approach and incorporates a variety of educational experiences and environments from the traditional classroom to the lab and state of the art clinic.
The Dental Hygiene curriculum is a comprehensive curriculum encompassing a wide array of courses. Students must meet a minimum 75 average to pass each course.
The sequence of courses is listed in the college catalog and on the college website.
College substitutions: BIO109, MAT040, CHM112Successful completion of a criminal background check. The results of the background check must come back negative.
Once applications are reviewed, a negative criminal background check is received, and it is determined that you are eligible, you will be invited to take the DH Admissions Examination. The study guide is available in the library and in the bookstore.
The Admissions Assessment Examination forDental Hygienecovers the following subject areas:
There are a total of 9 – 10 modules on the examination but modules to be completed will be program specific. You will receive more information once academic eligibility and a criminal background check is determined.
Title: Hesi Admission Assessment Review GuideEdition: 2nd edition ElsevierISBN:978-1-4160-5635-5
It is strongly recommended that students complete as many general education and science courses before applying to the dental hygiene program. The dental hygiene core courses require a substantial commitment and additional courses will decrease the amount of time and focus needed to be successful in the core dental hygiene courses.
Approximately 2 years including a summer session between the 1st and 2nd year.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652