The Dental Hygiene associate degree program at Fox Valley Technical College is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA), which means your program completion is recognized in all 50 U.S. states and you will be eligible for the Dental Hygiene National Board examination and the Central Regional Dental Testing Center (CRDTS) practical exam. The national pass rate in 2014 was 95%. In 2015, FVTC graduates had a pass rate of 100%.
There is an estimated wait time of up to two years AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.
Students must submit a Health History Form, including required immunizations - a Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended, (no physical required), to the FVTC Health Services office (A164) by the start of occupational specific coursework; to access the form, please go to www.fvtc.edu/healthservices
Students must purchase an instrument kit for the fall semester of their second year.
Before entering Pre-clinical (Dental Hygiene) or Clinical (Dental Assistant), evidence of CPR certification that includes 2-person CPR must be on file with the Preclinical/Clinical instructor.
Your program requires that you complete General Anatomy & Physiology (10-806-177) which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.