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Dental Hygiene Department

Graduation Requirements

In addition to College graduation requirements, the students must have a grade of C or better in all dental hygiene courses.

The Dental Hygiene Department reserves the right to discontinue, at any time, the enrollment of a Dental Hygiene student, if, in the judgment of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dental Hygiene faculty, the student does not appear to have the necessary qualifications for dental hygiene.

ADULTS: Class I: 5 at 90% or better in one appointment*
Class II: 5 at 90% or better in one appointment*
+Class III: 2 at 90% or better in two appointments*
+Class IV:
OR
+Class V:
2 at 90% or better in four appointments*
 
CHILDREN: A total of 8, five of which must be completed at 90% or better in one appointment*

*Can be adjusted based on clinical findings and at the discretion of a full time faculty
+Patient can be used for one graduation requirement, for each classification

**All process evaluations must be successfully completed prior to application or submission for a state or regional clinical examination**

Process Evaluation Policy

Prior to graduation, students are required to successfully complete the following process evaluations: Unit Preparation, Oral Inspection, Vital Signs (2), Polishing, Probing, Patient Education (2), 1/2 or 7/8 (2) ,11/12 (2), 13/14 (2), Anterior Scaler, Posterior Scaler, Ultrasonic Scaling and Sealants. The process evaluations will be stipulated in the clinical course syllabus each semester. Process evaluations must not interfere with the delivery of patient care or clinical supervision. Your clinical instructor may decide if it is appropriate to do more than one process evaluation on the same patient.

Radiology Competencies

FMX 5 at 80% or better
BWX 9 at 80% or better
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