THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR TRANSFER ONLY TO THE CSN BS IN DENTAL HYGIENE OR TO BE A STAND ALONE DEGREE.
LIMITED ENTRY PROGRAM
This is a limited-entry program. Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement. For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.
The Dental Hygienist is the licensed prevention specialist in the dental health team, providing health education, administering local anesthesia, removing deposits and stains from teeth, exposing x-rays, and applying topical fluoride. The curriculum is demanding, requiring a high degree of individual motivation, stamina, and manual dexterity. Graduates will be eligible to take the written national Board and clinical State or Regional Boards in order to become licensed.
This program of classroom and clinical instruction is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Demonstrate treatments that include preventive and therapeutic procedures to promote and maintain oral health and assist the patient in achieving oral health goals.
Demonstrate the ability to acquire and synthesize information in a critical, scientific, and effective manner.
Demonstrate the ability to initiate and assume responsibility for health promotion and disease prevention activities for diverse populations.
Incorporate knowledge of scientific methods and the relationships among theory, experiments and analyses and apply these to a problem or issue in biology.
Demonstrate knowledge of basic laboratory safety procedures and experimentation skills.