About this course
The Dental Hygiene Program at Baltimore City Community College is designed to prepare graduates who will be respected members of the dental team, providing direct patient care under the general supervision of a dentist, in the education and prevention of oral disease. Acquisition of Dental Hygiene Competency is developed through a combination of college-based lectures and laboratories as well as direct involvement with patient care at the on-site Dental Hygiene Clinic on the Liberty Campus as well as external health care agencies. Successful completion of all courses in the program, including any necessary remedial coursework, will lead to the award of an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Board Examination, Commission on Dental Competency and Assessment (CDCA) formerly, North East Region Board Examination (NERB) for the title Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). Through articulation with several area colleges and universities students may continue their studies to pursue the Bachelor's and/or Master's degree. BCCC's Dental Hygiene Program provides an exceptional opportunity for students interested in immediate entry into the Dental Hygiene and who also have the goal of furthering their education and professional advancement.
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited through the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation with the status of "Approval (without reporting requirements)." This accreditation classification is granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for the accreditation period granted.