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Community College of Denver

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Community College of Denver… your pathway to success!


Vision


Transforming lives through learning.


Mission


CCD seeks to provide education and opportunity in a diverse world.


Values


Accountability, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Learning, and Teamwork.


College Goals


Goal #1: Increase student learning, retention and success


by utilizing learning college principles throughout the college, implementing a comprehensive retention model, and providing support services to ensure academic success that prepares our students for the workforce and careers of the future.


Goal #2: Valuing People


by enhancing human resources systems, providing professional development and advancement opportunities, valuing diversity, supporting innovative practices and aligning recognition and rewards with our vision, mission and values.


Goal #3: Strengthening Communication


by developing systems for regular input from all facets of the college and community stakeholders, providing transparency in decision-making processes, and regularly evaluating the effectiveness of our communication systems.


Dental Hygiene Program


This program prepares the student to practice as a professional dental hygienist following successful completion of two semesters of pre-professional prerequisites and 58 Credit Hours of professional study. Completion of the prerequisites and the full, Dental Hygiene program curriculum with a grade of C or better results in an AAS degree. After receiving the AAS degree and a grade of B or better in the capstone course, students are eligible to take the licensure exam to become registered dental hygienists.



Dental hygienists are licensed preventive oral health professionals who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services in dentistry. Dental hygienists perform procedures such as oral prophylaxis, application of preventive agents, and exposure of dental radiographs, patient education and nutritional counseling. Career opportunities for hygienists are available in a variety of settings, including private dental practices, community dental health clinics, public schools, clinical and basic science research laboratories, state and federal health facilities and management positions. Licensure by national and state examination is required.



Application materials must be submitted no later than January 11 to be considered for admission into the class beginning fall of the next academic year. Eligible applicants are selected according to overall GPA, GPA for prerequisite science courses, essay scores, a commitment to a health care career and interpersonal skills. Because of the competitive admissions process, all prerequisite courses must be taken for a letter grade. Graduate exit competency is measured by successful completion of the capstone course, DEH 284, Clinic Practice of Dental Hygiene III.





School name:Community College of Denver
Address:1062 Alton Way, Bldg. 753
Zip & city:80230 Colorado
Phone:(303) 365-7771
Web:http://www.ccd.edu/program.aspx?CID=200
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