Dental Hygiene
Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Department
To apply to the Dental Hygiene Program, please create an account with CastleBranch You will need to use code UL64im and upload your immunizations. Then when you are ready to upload your application documents, you will use code UL57im. Once all your documents and immunizations have been cleared (green checks), turn in your application by the February 1st deadline.

A dental hygienist is a licensed health care professional. Dental hygiene is the science and practice of the recognition, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases. Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program are eligible to work in any number of health care settings such as private dental offices, schools, and nursing homes.

The Dental Hygiene Program (Program) at Austin Community College meets college, state and national requirements. At the national level, the accrediting body is the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA Commission). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education and its scope encompasses dental programs, advanced dental programs, and allied dental education like dental hygiene. The Program in Dental Hygiene has been granted the accreditation status of approval (without reporting requirements) by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The CODA will accept comments and complaints about our Program. The Commission will consider only formal, written, signed complaints, unsigned complaints will be considered "anonymous complaints", oral complaints will not be considered. Anonymous comments/complaints may be received at any time and will be added to the respective program's file for evaluation during the program's next scheduled accreditation site visit. The next program site visit by the Commission is scheduled to occur in 2019. An appropriate complaint is one that directly addresses a program's compliance with the Commission's standards, policies and procedures.

You may contact the Commission at:

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Telephone: 1-800-621-8099 1-312-440-4653

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Department Announcements
Admissions selection criteria has changed. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is now required for program admission. Please review the application process page for more details.
Posted: 09/26/2017 6:50 pm

Effective June 20, 2017 -- For those students that took Anatomy (BIOL 2304/2101) plus Physiology(BIOL 2305/2102) combination and desire to improve their grade/ranking score for selection into the Dental Hygiene Program:

To replace the Anatomy grade -- you need to take A&P I (BIOL 2401)

To replace the Physiology grade -- you need to take A&P II (BIOL 2402)

Posted: 09/26/2017 6:49 pm

Patient Information: If you would like to be a patient, please call our office at (512) 223-5710 to schedule a screening appointment. For related information, please click on the left-side menu item “Patient Information”.
Posted: 11/21/2016 12:14 pm