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A dental hygienist is a licensed health care professional. Dental hygiene is the science and practice of the recognition, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases. Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program are eligible to work in any number of health care settings such as private dental offices, schools, and nursing homes. Learn more by following the links below, or check out the Dental Hygiene FAQ.
|Entering Class of 2019||Entering Class of 2020|
|Regional Clinical Exam Pass Rate||100%||100%|
|National Written Exam Pass Rate||100%||100%|
The Dental Hygiene Program at Austin Community College 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. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.
The CODA will accept comments and complaints about our Program. The Commission will consider only formal, written, signed complaints, unsigned complaints will be considered “anonymous complaints”, oral complaints will not be considered. Anonymous comments/complaints may be received at any time and will be added to the respective program’s file for evaluation during the program’s next scheduled accreditation site visit. The next program site visit by the Commission is scheduled to occur in 2027. An appropriate complaint is one that directly addresses a program’s compliance with the Commission’s standards, policies and procedures.
The Immunizations and Tests Required Form has been updated as of May 6, 2022. Please use the latest form when submitting your application requirements. For more information, visit the Immunizations page.Read more
Please check the Coronavirus page often for the latest information on ACC's response to the pandemic.Read more
The Dental Hygiene Observation Form will not be required for the entering Fall 2022 application period. For more information, email Teri Frank at [email protected].Read more