Allied Health Division

NEW! The Dental Hygiene application deadline is now December 1

The Tunxis Community College Dental Hygiene program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health team. The program has a 30 year affiliation with University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. The program utilizes the facilities of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, federal, state and local hospitals, and community health clinics. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the examinations for licensure given by National and North East Regional Boards. Graduates who pass both boards are eligible for a Connecticut license. The program is the only state supported dental hygiene program in Connecticut.

The Tunxis Dental Hygiene A.S. and Dental Assistant Certificate are the only dental programs in the Connecticut state college and university system accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The Dental Hygiene Program 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, Ill 60611.

The Tunxis Dental Hygiene Program will be going through Accreditation in October 2015.
If you would like to submit any complaints that relate to our program’s compliance with the accreditation standards please submit 60 days prior to our Accreditation date of October 2015. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and /or the Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 ext. 4653
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