The Century College Dental Hygiene Program serves dental assistants currently licensed in Minnesota who wish to continue
their education in the field of dental hygiene. The program provides learning experiences to develop the knowledge and skills
necessary to provide culturally competent dental hygiene services to individuals and in the community health setting. In addition
to attaining clinical skills, students will develop as ethical and socially responsible oral healthcare providers, equipped to meet
the needs of increasingly diverse patients and communities. After the successful completion of two years and one summer at
Century College and fulfillment of the requirements for licensure as established by the State Board of Dentistry, the student will
be prepared to work as a dental hygienist and/or continue in the educational setting to earn a bachelor’s degree through
articulation agreements with other colleges in Minnesota.
Earning your Bachelors Degree while completing your Dental Hygiene AAS. We have a Baccalaureate degree
completion pathway through a “dual enrollment” opportunity with Metropolitan State University for those who are interested.
Partnering with Metropolitan State, we offer the AAS/BSDH dual admission program with simultaneous admission to Century
College’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene and Metropolitan State University’s Bachelor of Science
in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) program. Through this unique partnership, students have the opportunity to take specific bachelor’s
level degree completion courses along with associate program courses on Century’s campus. For those who desire to obtain
a BSDH degree this opportunity provides flexibility for educational and career planning and an avenue for completing a BSDH
degree within one or two semesters after completing the AAS degree. If you have questions about this opportunity, please
contact Program Director, Tracy Kuny at
tracy.kuny@century.edu.
The Dental Hygiene program begins once per year, in the Fall Semester. There are 12 students admitted to the program each
fall. Courses are scheduled during weekday mornings and afternoons (starting as early as 8:00 am and ending as late as 5:00
pm).
To be considered for the program, applicants must have completed the minimum academic requirements by
March 27, 2020. See the Dental Hygiene Readiness Determination Form or the Dental Hygiene program brochure for
application requirements.
Applications for the Dental Hygiene Program will be accepted through March 27, 2020. The College reserves the right to
extend the application deadline to April 17, 2020 should the class not fill with the first deadline.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.
Dental Assistant Requirement:
Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program.
Students must currently be a Minnesota Licensed Dental Assistant. Students may mail a copy of the LDA card with
original date of issue and current certification or bring in the original to be copied in the Admissions office. Failure to
provide proper documentation will result in your application being denied.
Applicants who have at least 1040 hours (equal to approximately six months full-time work) Licensed Dental Assistant
(LDA) experience in the past three years by the application deadline will receive priority consideration during the
selection process. Applicants with fewer than 1040 hours of work experience will be considered. Please use the
enclosed work verification form included in this packet.
2.
Science Requirement:
Completion of the following science courses with a grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 2.75:
Introductory Chemistry (Century CHEM 1020-4 sem cr. or CHEM 1041-5 sem cr.)
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Dental Hygiene Program
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Application Deadline: March 27, 2020
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(PLEASE NOTE: Placement into MATH 0070 is a prerequisite for CHEM 1020; Placement into MATH 1061 is a prerequisite
for CHEM 1041)
Human Anatomy & Physiology (Century BIOL 2031 & 20328 sem cr. or BIOL 2040 & 2045 –8 sem cr) (PLEASE NOTE:
Biology 1020 or 1041 and Chemistry 1020 or 1041are prerequisites for Biology 2031)
Microbiology (Century BIOL 2035-3 sem cr.)
3.
Credit and GPA Requirement:
Completion of a minimum of 12 semester credits or 18 quarter credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. These
credits must be college level. Note:
Grade point average will be calculated on all college level - liberal arts credits completed at the time of application to
the Dental Hygiene program. Technical credits and credits earned under Pass/Fail, CLEP, Career Development,
Learning Lab, Study Skills, Physical Education or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses will not be calculated in
the GPA or counted in the 12/18 minimum credits required for admission.
Students who have an overall grade point average of less than 2.5 may petition to use only “recent” college level credits
to meet the required 2.5 GPA. Students must complete the recent” credits and submit the petition to the Admissions
Office prior to the Dental Hygiene Program application deadline.
If a student has earned a baccalaureate degree or higher, the minimum 2.5 GPA may be calculated on the final 45
quarter credits or 30 semester credits. The science requirement must also be met.
4.
Basic Skills Requirement:
All Dental Hygiene applicants are required to comply with the Century College policy regarding assessment testing in reading
comprehension, writing, and math as required for registration in science prerequisite courses.
SELECTION PROCESS
At the application deadline, qualified applicants will be assessed based on the application requirements. Applicants who
have completed all of the admission requirements by the March 27 deadline will receive priority consideration.
Applicants who are Licensed Dental Assistants with 1040 hours or more will receive priority consideration in the selection
process. Applicants who have fewer than the recommended 1040 hours of work experience will be considered if there
are not enough applicants with the minimum work experience.
If there are more qualified applicants than available spaces, a selection process will be conducted, and an alternate list
will be established.
Qualified applicants will either be accepted as one of the students in the program or will be placed on an alternate list.
Students on the alternate list will be selected in the order of their alternate list number and only if previously selected
students decline their acceptance prior to the first day of the first dental hygiene class.
Applicants on the alternate list will not be automatically carried over to the next year and therefore, will need to apply
again before the next application deadline to be considered.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Deadlines: The Dental Hygiene Program application must be completed and submitted by March 27, 2020. If you have
never applied to Century College, you must apply for general admission to Century College. There is a $20 non-refundable
application fee required for general admission to the college.
Pre-application education requirements: At the time of application, applicants must have completed all the academic
requirements listed previously as “Admission Requirements”. Applicants with required courses in-progress will only be
considered if we are unable to fill the class.
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Transcripts: Request official transcripts from high school/GED and all college courses and technical school work previously
completed, including where your Dental Assistant degree was completed and any courses in progress. Transcripts must be
sent directly from the previous institution to the address below:
High School/GED:
College/University/Technical College:
Century College Century College
Admissions Office Transfer Student Services Office
3300 Century Ave N 3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Students who have attended a MnSCU College or University will have their transcripts retrieved electronically. You must be in
good financial and academic standing at all previous colleges/universities attended to be eligible for admission to the college
and the program.
International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services to be petitioned for use; contact info@wes.org for
more information or visit www.wes.org
HUMAN SERVICES BACKGROUND STUDY:
Minnesota Law requires any individual having contact with patients to complete a human services background study prior to
starting the clinical experience. Results of the study are to be on file in the Dental Hygiene Program before students begin their
clinical experiences. Any student who does not pass the background study will not be permitted to participate in clinical
experiences. Therefore, the individual is ineligible to progress in the Dental Hygiene Program.
If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offence, you should investigate the impact the arrest, charge
or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field before completing the application to the program.
To find more information about the Minnesota Department of Human Services Background Study, please go to the DHS website
at www.DHS.state.mn.us, select General Public, Office of Inspector General, Background Studies.
POLICY INFORMATION:
A copy of the program’s policy on hazardous materials, bloodborne and infectious diseases is available upon request or by
visiting http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html
DATA PRIVACY NOTICE:
The college is asking you to provide information that includes private and/or confidential information under state and federal
law. You are not legally required to provide the information the college is requesting; however, the college may not be able to
effectively process your application if you do not provide sufficient information. With some exceptions, unless you consent to
further release of private information, access to this information will be limited to school officials, including faculty who have
legitimate educational interests in the information. Under certain circumstances, federal and state laws authorize release of
private information without your consent: (1) to other schools in which you seek to enroll, or are enrolled, if you are first notified
of the release; (2) to federal, state and local officials for purposes of program compliance, audit or evaluation; (3) as appropriate
in connection with your application for, or receipt of, financial aid; (4) to your parents, if your parents claim you as a dependent
student for tax purposes; (5) if the information is sought with a subpoena, to an organization engaged educational research or
accrediting agency. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities abide by the provision of Title IX and other federal and state
laws forbidding discrimination on the bases of sex, race,
color, national origin or handicap and all other state and federal laws
regarding equal opportunity.
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Dental Hygiene Program Associate in Applied Science Degree
Career/Occupational Requirements:
48 Credits
DENH
1021
Head and Neck Anatomy
2 cr
DENH
1024
Dental Embryology, Histology and Anatomy
3 cr
DENH
1030
Radiology for the Dental Hygienist
2 cr
DENH
1040
Dental Hygiene Principles I
3 cr
DENH
1045
Dental Hygiene Practice I
4 cr
DENH
1050
Periodontology
2 cr
DENH
1060
Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist
2 cr
DENH
1070
Applied Biochemical Nutrition for the Dental Hygienist
1 cr
DENH
1080
Dental Hygiene Principles II
3 cr
DENH
1085
Dental Hygiene Practice II
3 cr
DENH
2005
Pain Management
2 cr
DENH
2010
Dental Hygiene Principles III
3 cr
DENH
2015
Dental Hygiene Practice III
5 cr
DENH
2020
General and Oral Pathology
3 cr
DENH
2030
Community Dental Health and Epidemiology
2 cr
DENH
2035
Community Dental Health Practice
1 cr
DENH
2040
Legal Aspects of Dental Practice
1 cr
DENH
2060
Dental Hygiene Seminar
1 cr
DENH
2065
Dental Hygiene Practice V
5 cr
Select one of the following Communication courses
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3 cr
Interpersonal Communication
3 cr
Small Group Communication
3 cr
Intercultural Communication
3 cr
Goal 2 – Critical Thinking: fulfilled when al MnTC goals are complete
Goal 3 and/or Goal 4 – Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning: 15 credits
This goal has been met by the Program Application Requirements
Goal 5 – History/Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
Psychology elective 3-4 cr
Sociology elective 3-4 cr
Goal 6 – Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credits
Goals 7-10: Three credits in one of the four goals (Fulfilled by Communication Course)
Optional Courses
DENH 2790 Independent Study
1- 3 cr
General Education/MnTC Requirements:
20 Credits
Goal 1 – Communication:
ENGL 1021 Composition I
4 cr
7 credits
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1. Current Minnesota Licensed/Registered Dental Assistant (Must provide copy of license showing both original issue date and
expiration date)
2. Minimum of 1,040 hours of work experience as a Licensed Dental Assistant within the past three (3) years. (Work Experience
Verification Form is required)
DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM APPLICATION
Fall Semester: 2020
Completion of this application provides the information necessary to be considered for full admission to the Century College Dental
Hygiene program. This Dental Hygiene application is not a substitute for the Century College Application form.
Application deadline is March 27 for consideration for admission to the fall cohort of that year. All requirements for application must be
completed or submitted by the application deadline.
Earning your bachelor’s degree while completing your dental hygiene AAS. We have a Baccalaureate degree completion
pathway through a “dual enrollment” opportunity with Metropolitan State University for those who are interested. Partnering
with Metropolitan State, we offer the AAS/BSDH dual admission program with simultaneous admission to Century College’s
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene and Metropolitan State University’s Bachelor of Science in Dental
Hygiene (BSDH) program. Through this unique partnership, students have the opportunity to take specific bachelor’s level
degree completion courses along with associate program courses on Century’s campus. For those who desire to obtain a BSDH
degree this opportunity provides flexibility for educational and career planning and an avenue for completing a BSDH degree
within one or two semesters after completing the AAS degree
. . Completing
this application automatically enrolls you at both
institutions (cost saving application fees) and provides you with a new career laddering option.
The following requirements must be met prior to application:
Dental Assistant Degree/Diploma Educational Institution:
Graduation Date:
Employer:
Dates of Employment:
Average Weekly Hours:
Last name: First name: MI:
Previous names used:
Century College Student ID # (required):
Social Security # (optional)
Street address: State : Zip:
Cen
tury Preferred email
(
or Century College e-mail) address
Ph # Cell Ph #
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3. Successful completion of the following courses (minimum 2.75 GPA.) Please indicate the course name and number, where it was
taken, the year and semester
.
Prerequisite Course:
Grade:
Chemistry Concepts/General Chemistry CHEM 1020 (or CHEM 1041) or exact transfer equivalent
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2031) or exact transfer equivalent
Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 2031) or exact transfer equivalent
Microbiology (BIOL 2035) or exact transfer equivalent
For your application to be processed, the following is required:
1. Admission.
Applicants to the Century College MANE Dental Hygiene program must first be admitted to Century College. If you have not previously
attended Century College, please submit a Century College application with the $20 application fee. (The $20 application fee is only required for NEW
Century College applications.)
This Dental Hygiene application is not a substitute for the Century College Application form.
NOTE: Applicants to
Century College must be in good academic and financial standing at all previously attended MnSCU institutions or college admission may be denied.
2.
Basic Skills Requirement
. All Dental Hygiene applicants are required to comply with the Century College policy regarding assessment testing in
reading comprehension, writing, and math as required for registration in science prerequisite courses.
3. Education:
Applicants must supply official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions at which they previously enrolled (even if no credit or
clock hours were earned), and official transcripts for all post-secondary credits (including military, CLEP, and advanced placement). Credits
earned must be from a Regionally Accredited institution(s). If you have attended a MnSCU college or university, ask the DARS/Transfer Services
Office (DARS@century.edu) to pull an E-transcript. Send official copies of all other non-MnSCU institutions transcripts if not already done. Official
copies of non-MnSCU transcripts should be sent to
Century College DARS/Transfer Services Office. All transcripts must be processed (printed)
by the application deadline date.
Colleges and/or universities previously attended:
4.
Have you filed a Century College Academic Petition or Request for Exception to Admission Requirements form?
YES
NO
Misrepresentation of application information is grounds for canceling application. I certify the information I have provided on this application form and
all other admission application materials are complete, accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.
SIGNATURE REQUIRED:
Date:
Admission is granted without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin or handicap. This institution abides by the provisions of Title IX,
federal legislation forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex and by all other federal laws regarding equal opportunity.
Note: Federal and state legislation requires that the contents of student files be open to review by the student. Application forms, high school
transcripts, test date, letters, and recommendations that are sent as part of any application for admission will be open to the student's review upon
request.
Note: This application is available in alternative formats for people with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 (voice) or through the Minnesota Relay
Service at 1.800.627.3529.
I choose NOT to pursue dual admissions with Metropolitan State University at this time. I understand this may delay the dual
enrollment process if I choose to apply for the program later and there will be an additional application fee for Metropolitan
State University. Even if you have a bachelor
s degree we strongly encourage dual enrollment, especially if you are applying for
financial aid. If you have questions, contact Tracy Kuny at tracy.kuny@century.edu
Initial
Institution Name
Last
Term
Attended
Institution Name
Last
Term
Attended
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You are encouraged to make a copy of this application.
SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
Century College Admissions Office
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Application questions can be directed to Sherry Hegstrom at sherry.hegstrom@century.edu.
Note: If an applicant has been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, he or she should investigate the
impact that the charge or conviction may have on his or her chances of employment or licensure as a dental hygienist and
the student’s chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid ( by Minnesota Statute 135A. 157).
If the applicant refuses, or is disqualified as a result of the background study, the applicant will be unable to successfully
complete the requirements of the DENH program.
Note: Involuntary termination from a healthcare institution may prohibit you from completing this program.
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DENTAL ASSISTANT WORK EXPERIENCE VERIFICATION
FOR DENTAL HYGIENE APPLICATION
Student: worked as a Licensed Chairside Dental Assistant*
at
from (month/year) to
(month/year)
average # hours per week
(Supervising Dentist) PLEASE PRINT (Signature)
(Address)
(Phone Number) (Date)
at
from (month/year) to (month/year) average # hours per week
(Supervising Dentist) PLEASE PRINT (Signature)
(Address)
(Phone Number) (Date)
Please attach additional sheets as necessary.
A copy of your current LDA card must be included with your application.
* Hours from clinical externship and work experience gained prior to date of issue of license will not be calculated in work
experience.
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