Dental Hygiene
Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Department
To apply to the Dental Hygiene Program, please create an account with Castle Branch (formerly Certified Profile) 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 American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA 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 based on the 2012 Program review. The next Program site visit by the Commission is scheduled to occur in 2019.

The ADA 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. 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:

The American Dental Association

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
All students that have not been accepted into an ACC Health Sciences program should declare Associate of Science in Pre-Health Sciences for their major. Once accepted into a program, the students major will be updated.
Posted: 06/20/2016 5:21 pm

To apply to the Dental Hygiene program, please upload your application supporting documents to Castle Branch (formerly Certified Profile) with code UL57im.
Posted: 06/07/2016 10:55 am

All students wanting to apply to a Health Science Program should start their application by uploading their immunization record to Castle Branch (formerly Certified Profile). Use Package Code UL64im. Immunizations and other documentation will be required prior to applications being accepted at the Eastview and Round Rock Campuses. For assistance with this new process, please call Health Sciences at 512-223-5700.
Posted: 04/21/2016 08:44 am