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PSC dental hygiene program fully accredited

Updated: June 6, 2013 6:03AM



The dental hygiene program at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements” by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The commission is a specialized accrediting body of the American Dental Association, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The PSC program must be reaccredited every seven years. The next site visit for the program is scheduled for 2019.

“I am very proud of the faculty and students in the program for this accomplishment,” said Dr. Marie Hansel, dean of health and industrial technology, and director of nursing at PSC. “It is because of them that PSC has such a strong, successful dental hygiene program.”

The program is an 82-credit hour associate in applied science degree program that prepares graduates to provide services assisting patients in the prevention of oral diseases and maintenance of optimal oral health.

Upon successful completion of the written Dental Hygiene National Board Examination and a regional clinical examination, the program graduate is eligible for a license in Illinois.

For more information, call (708) 709-3708.

Staff reports



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