Admissions to the Dental Hygiene Program

Dental Hygiene Information Sessions

The Admissions Office and the Director of the Dental Hygiene Program will share up-to-date information about the program and answer questions about the curriculum, clinical assignments, support services and the admissions process. Information sessions will begin in the Admissions Office located in the Nickerson Administration Building. Attendance at an information session within the last two years is required for all applicants to the Dental Hygiene program.

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See also: Dental Hygiene program outline

Dental Hygiene Application Materials

Dental Hygiene applicants are required to submit the following materials to the Admissions Office, post-marked no later than February 1, 2019:

  • Application form
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET diploma
  • Official and final college and/or university transcripts from all previous institutions ever attended
  • Letter and/or resume indicating reasons for choosing Dental Hygiene or work experience and additional pertinent information
  • College level or high school chemistry with a lab within the last 5 years
  • Documentation of attendance at an information session within the last two years

*Your application will be considered incomplete until all materials are received.

Please note: accepted students must have three (3) Hep B immunizations or titer completed by July 15, 2019. Failure to comply will result in removal from ASDHY program.

Decisions & Deadlines

Admission into the Dental Hygiene program is highly selective and decisions are made on an individual basis by the CCCC admissions staff and Dental Hygiene program director. Admission decisions are based on a review of all courses completed with a heavy emphasis on math and science. The deadline for fall applicants is February 1, 2017. The maximum enrollment for fall is 22 students. Once the enrolling class has been selected, a wait list of up to 30 students will be created in chronological order and maintained until the first week of classes in the fall semester.

Application and materials deadline: February 1, 2017
Maximum enrollment for fall 2017: 24
Maximum wait listed: 30

When considering applications, the following are the most important criteria:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in college course work
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in math and science courses
  • College level or high school chemistry with a lab within the 5 years with a grade C or higher
  • Total # of courses completed toward completion of the AS Dental Hygiene
  • Related experience
  • Application materials must be received by the Admissions Office, post marked no later than February 1, 2017 (incomplete applications will not be reviewed)

Upon acceptance, accepted students must complete the following:

  • Submit a $35.00 deposit by deposit deadline
  • Submit completed CORI/SORI form by deadline
  • Submit student immunizations records by July 15, 2017 including completion of the Hep B series or completed titer
  • Attend the mandatory Dental Hygiene student orientation (date TBA)

Please note: failure to comply with the above by the specified date may result in withdrawal from the AS Dental Hygiene program.

Program Accreditation

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:

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:

Admissions Office