Dental Hygiene (DHY) Program (AAS)
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Program Waiver / Handbook
Program Mission & Outcomes
The mission of Baker College’s Dental Hygiene Program is to create a positive environment for learning, emphasizing professional responsibility and personal integrity. The Program’s clinical experiences and curriculum will enable students to become excellent clinicians, dynamic contributors to their community and profession, and life-long learners.
- Prepare a dental hygienist who will be competent with respect to the Baker College Competencies for the Dental Hygienist.
- Maintain competent dental hygiene faculty and staff with clinical / work experience to ensure a quality and current educational program.
- Maintain admissions policies to ensure qualified students.
- Satisfy students with the quality of their dental hygiene education.
- Satisfy patients with the quality of student dental hygiene care.
- Maintain an active advisory board.
- Prepare curriculum that is current and relevant.
- Maintain a quality assurance program for patient care.
Course Student Learning Outcomes
Suggested Academic Plan
Background Check Requirements
Yes, Background Check required. Visit the Background Checks page for more information.
Additional Program Information
Limited Enrollment Program Information
Application Semester: Spring Health Science Limited Enrollment Application Spring 2019
Admission Exam: Test of Required Academic Skills (TEAS), 30% of ranking
Additional Information: Health Science Limited Enrollment Program
Full acceptance into the professional track of some programs is limited due to clinical or work site availability. Students compete to earn acceptance into these programs. All students having successfully completed the conditional acceptance requirements, are eligible to apply. Admittance criteria for all limited enrollment health science programs features a common set of prerequisite courses prior to acceptance to their selected program. Students have the opportunity to apply to multiple limited enrollment programs due to the common set of required courses used for the selection process.
General Education Courses
(Minimum Grade C)
(Minimum Grade B- )
(Minimum Grade B- )
(70% of Ranking)
Students may attempt to earn a seat in a Limited Enrollment program up to two times. An attempt is defined as having completed all prerequisite coursework at or above the minimum grade required, completed the entrance exam, but were not awarded a seat due to their standing and limited seat capacity. Students reapplying must complete the program reapplication process including submitting a new application.
Note: If you are a new transfer student or currently completing a required course at another institution, you must request an Official Transcript be sent to Baker College. Your Official Transcript must be received by 5:00 pm the last Friday of the semester. If you have previously provided your Official Transcript, you do not need to supply it again.
Clinical / Work Experience Information
For information about when to apply, how to apply, and application requirements, please visit our Work Experience Information web page.
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