Navigate Up
Sign In
No
No

Dental Hygiene - FAQ

FAQ

Q. Is the MXC Dental Hygiene Program accredited?​

A. Yes The Malcolm X College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission conducts the accreditation and site visit process and recommends accreditation. The Malcolm X College Dental Hygiene Program's policies, standards, and curricula are modeled after the Commission's guidelines.

Current Program Accreditation Status: Approval (without reporting requirements): An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.

Q. How much does the MXC Dental Hygiene Program cost?

A. Estimated Program Expenses

In District Tuition $9,052
Out of District Tuition $23,808
Certified Background Check/Immunizations $116
Instrument Kit $3,400
Clinic Attire $200
Textbooks $2,000
ADHA Membership Fee $130
National Board Prep Course @$375
National Board Examination $410
CDCA Clinical Licensing Exam $975


Q. How long does it take to complete the MXC Dental Hygiene Program?​

A. The curriculum is two full calendar years (6 semesters), beginning in the Summer term. All didactic and laboratory classes are held Monday thru Friday from 8am-7pm. Additionally, in the Fall and Spring semesters, first year students must complete 6-9 hours of pre-clinical/clinical work per week from 8am-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Second year students must complete 12 hours of clinical work per week from 9am-6pm on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Q. Are there expectations outside the classroom?​

A. Yes. The dental hygiene program is academically challenging. Each week students should expect to study at least 1 hour for every credit hour a course is worth. For example, if a course is 3 credit hours students should expect to study at a minimum, 3 hours per week for that course. 
Q. Can I work while I am a student in the program?​

A. Yes. You can work, but due to the demands of the program it is not encouraged. It is recommended that students plan to not work for the 2 years they are in the program because students must earn a final grade of C or better in each course to continue in the program. 
Q. Do I need to take a test to work in the dental hygiene profession?​

A. Yes. You can work, but due to the demands of the program it is not encouraged. It is recommended that students plan to not work for the 2 years they are in the program because students must earn a final grade of C or better in each course to continue in the program. A dental hygiene license is required to work in this profession. This license requires that students pass the Dental Hygiene National Board Computerized Exam and pass a clinical exam working on a live patient.
​​​