Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Information Sessions
Information sessions are open to students who are thinking about applying to one of these selective admission programs. This is a great opportunity to learn about the admissions requirements directly from the program coordinators and to ask your questions, too.
Click the link below to request a session:
The Dental Hygiene application deadline is now January 5th
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 40 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 CDCA board exams. Graduates who pass both boards are eligible for a Connecticut license.
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.
Successful graduates from the program are eligible for licensure examinations administered by the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment and the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. Students are encouraged to contact the Department of Public Health in intended state of licensure.