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Deadline to enroll for Spring Dental Hygiene Program: November 18

Posted: October 17, 2016, 9:36 am

Updated November 4, 2016

The application deadline for the Spring 2017 Dental Hygiene program (located at 1250 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas) is November 18!  You can download the application and schedule below.  This HESI Exam has been waived for this class.  Financial Aid (non-Federal), STEM Grants and Skillquest are all possible funding options for those who qualify.  (Contact El Centro College Financial Aid Office at 972-587-2599 or eccfa@dcccd.edu)
Three more info sessions left:
  • Wednesday, November 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Paramount Bldg./Health Occ      301 N. Market Street, Room P705
  • Friday, November 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m., El Centro Dental Hygiene Bldg., 1250 N. Mockingbird Lane, 5th Floor
  • Saturday, November 12, 10:00-11: 00 a.m., El Centro Dental Hygiene Bldg., 1250 N. Mockingbird Lane, 5th Floor
Graduates of our program are eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and a regional clinical board in order to apply for licensure by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to become a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).

The program includes a 68 credit hour curriculum leading to an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Acceptance to the Dental Hygiene program is via a competitive selection process based primarily on grade point average on prerequisite courses and subsequent tiebreakers.

According to Bureau of Labor statistics, the median annual wage for dental hygienists was $72,330 in May 2015. Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 19% from 2014 to 2024.
For more information, call El Centro Health Occupations Admissions department at 972-860-5001 or email s.vandenbush@dcccd.edu. Visit our website at www.elcentrocollege.edu/programs/dental-hygiene-program for complete program details.