The Dental Hygiene program at Columbus State Community College is designed to prepare
graduates for successful entry into the oral health profession. The dental hygienist
is a member of the dental health team and provides a variety of quality oral hygiene
services including health education, prevention, and treatment of oral disease to
a wide variety of patients.
The Columbus State dental hygiene program emphasizes the didactic and clinical skills
required to meet the ever-changing oral health care needs. Admission to the program
is both limited and selective. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for
the state, regional and national examinations for licensure. The Ohio State Dental
Board requires a full FBI background check for initial application for licensure.
In Ohio, licensure from the Ohio State Dental Board is needed for employment.
Dental Hygiene Information Sessions will be held during the spring, summer, and autumn
semesters of this year. These are formal information sessions where the students receive
the same information, paperwork and application instructions. Each student applying
to the program MUST attend one session. The Dental Hygiene packet of application materials
is available only at the Information Sessions. Applications to the program are available only at the Information Sessions.
Application deadline for the Class of 2020 is January 31, 2018.