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Admissions Requirements

Dental Hygiene

Information Sessions

The Admissions Office and the Dental Hygiene Program Director will share up-to-date information about the program and answer questions about the curriculum, clinical assignments, support services and the admissions process. Attendance at an information session within the last two years is required for all applicants to the Dental Hygiene program. 

Information Sessions are virtual through Zoom. Register for the date you wish to attend.

Fall 2021–22 Dates:

January 25, 1:00–2:30 pm

Register for Jan. 25

Dental Hygiene Application Materials

Dental Hygiene applicants are required to submit the following materials to the Admissions Office, post-marked no later than 5:00pm on February 4, 2022:

  • Application form
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET diploma
  • Official and final college and/or university transcripts from all previous institutions ever attended
  • College level chemistry with a lab within the last 5 years
  • Attendance of a Dental Hygiene Information Session within the last 2 years

Your application will be considered incomplete until all materials are received.

Accepted students must have either a three (3) dose Hep B vaccine series or a two (2) dose HEPLISAV-B Hep B series and an immune Hep B surface antibody titre or an immune Hep B surface antibody titre completed by July 15, 2022. Failure to comply may result in removal from AS Dental Hygiene program.

NOTE: Please review Dental Hygiene Vaccination Requirements for COVID-19 and Flu vaccination requirements for Dental Hygiene students.

Decisions & Deadlines

Admission into the Dental Hygiene program is highly selective and decisions are made on an individual basis by the 4Cs Admissions staff and Dental Hygiene program director. The deadline for fall applicants is 5:00pm on February 4, 2022. The maximum enrollment for fall is 24 students. Once the enrolling class has been selected, a wait list of 30 students will be created in chronological order and maintained until the first week of classes in the fall semester.

  • Application and materials deadline: February 4, 2022 at 5:00pm
  • Maximum enrollment for Fall: 24
  • Maximum wait listed: 30

When considering applications, the following are the most important criteria:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in college course work
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in math and science courses
  • College level chemistry with a lab within the 5 years with a grade C or higher
  • Total number of courses completed toward completion of the A.S. Dental Hygiene
  • Application materials must be received by the Admissions Office, post marked no later than 5:00pm on February 1 (incomplete applications will not be reviewed)

Recommended Pre-admission Coursework

 Students seeking to attending Cape Cod Community College to take pre-admission coursework such as Chemistry are encouraged to apply for our Associate in Arts: Health Science program. 

Students are encouraged take all the classes that do not start with “DEN” within the Dental Hygiene course sequence. In addition to the required college-level Chemistry within the past five years, we prefer to see the following courses from top candidates: 

  • ENL101 English Composition
  • COM103 Human Communication 
  • BIO251 Human A & P I
    Please note: if taken at CCCC, prerequisite is BIO109 (Survey of Biology) or BIO151 (General Biology I)
  • BIO252 Human A & P II
  • HEA201 Nutrition
  • BIO 201 Microbiology
  • PSY101  General Psychology 
  • SOC106  Principles of Sociology  

Transfer credits must have a grade of C- or higher and be completed at a regionally accredited college or university

Upon Acceptance

Upon acceptance, accepted students must complete the following:

  • Submit a $250.00 deposit (non-refundable after July 15)
  • Submit completed CORI/SORI form by the deadline
  • Submit student immunizations records by July 15, including completion of the Hep B series and completed titer
  • Attend the mandatory Dental Hygiene student orientation

Please note: failure to comply with the above by the specified dates may result in withdrawal from the AS Dental Hygiene program.

Program Accreditation

The Dental Hygiene program at Cape Cod Community College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and 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, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is:

Upon successful completion of the program, a student receives an Associate in Science Degree and is eligible to sit for the National and Regional Board examinations.

For questions regarding admission to the A.S. Dental Hygiene program please contact the Office of Admissions.

Contact Us for Help!

4Cs Admissions Office
Location Nickerson Administration Building, ground floor
Hours Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm
Phone 774.330.4311
Fax 508.375.4089