The Admissions Office and the Dental Hygiene Program Director will share up-to-date information about the program and answer questions about the curriculum, clinical assignments, support services and the admissions process. Attendance at an information session within the last two years is required for all applicants to the Dental Hygiene program.
Fall 2021-22 Dates:
We will be offering both an in-person information session and a virtual information session option. Please select from the options below to register:
Dental Hygiene applicants are required to submit the following materials to the Admissions Office*, post-marked no later than 5:00pm on February 4, 2022:
*Your application will be considered incomplete until all materials are received.
Accepted students must have either a three (3) dose Hep B vaccine series or a two (2) dose HEPLISAV-B Hep B series and an immune Hep B surface antibody titre or an immune Hep B surface antibody titre completed by July 15, 2021. Failure to comply may result in removal from AS Dental Hygiene program.
Admission into the Dental Hygiene program is highly selective and decisions are made on an individual basis by the 4Cs Admissions staff and Dental Hygiene program director. The deadline for fall applicants is 5:00pm on February 4, 2022. The maximum enrollment for fall is 24 students. Once the enrolling class has been selected, a wait list of 30 students will be created in chronological order and maintained until the first week of classes in the fall semester.
When considering applications, the following are the most important criteria:
Students seeking to attending Cape Cod Community College to take pre-admission coursework such as Chemistry are encouraged to apply for our Associate in Arts: Health Science program.
Students are encouraged take all the classes that do not start with “DEN” within the Dental Hygiene course sequence. In addition to the required college-level Chemistry within the past five years, we prefer to see the following courses from top candidates:
Transfer credits must have a grade of C- or higher and be completed at a regionally accredited college or university.
Upon acceptance, accepted students must complete the following:
Please note: failure to comply with the above by the specified dates may result in withdrawal from the AS Dental Hygiene program.
The Dental Hygiene program at Cape Cod 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/accreditation
Upon successful completion of the program, a student receives an Associate in Science Degree and is eligible to sit for the National and Regional Board examinations.
For questions regarding admission to the A.S. Dental Hygiene program please contact the Office of Admissions.
Date of announcement: May 17, 2021
Cape Cod Community College Dental Hygiene Program wishes to announce that the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) will be on campus Sept 21 & 22, 2021 conducting a site visit for the continuing accreditation of the Dental Hygiene program.
The United States Department of Education requires that when a Dental Hygiene program is scheduled for review that an opportunity for third party comments is provided. Third party comments may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental related organizations, patients, and/or consumers. Such comments must pertain only to the standards that guide dental hygiene programs, or the policies and procedures used in the Commission's accreditation process.
The program standards/policies are accessible via the ADA website; www.ada.org or may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653.
The deadline to receive comments in the Commission office is 60 days prior to the site visit. The comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. The comments must be signed. Signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program.
Comments must be submitted by July 21st, 2021 to the:
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678