Dental Hygiene - Accreditation

Dental Hygiene Accreditation Menu


285 Jay Street
Academic Building 701 (A-701)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone: 718-260-5070


Coda Statement

The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is:

Accreditation Status

The Dental Hygiene Program has been granted the accreditation status of Approval (without reporting requirements): An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.

DH Program

Mission Statement

Whether you are starting a career or looking for a change, the dental hygiene profession can provide many satisfying opportunities. These include having the status of a licensed health care professional, an attractive income potential, the rewards of keeping people healthy, a flexible work schedule, the ability to work in a variety of professional settings, the option of working nationwide or abroad in pleasant surroundings and career stability.

Dental hygienists provide educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to the public in accordance with individual state dental hygiene practice acts. Prevention and treatment of oral disease are recognized as important factors in a patient's overall health and well-being. Dental hygienists are important members of the dental health care team providing these services.

Program Goals

  • Prepares students to become competent oral health clinicians who apply current scientific knowledge and skills toward the prevention of oral diseases.
  • Mandates that students apply accepted infection control protocols for prevention of disease transmission in the dental environment and community.
  • Prepares students to be perceptive oral health professionals who motivate clients toward the attainment of optimal oral health and to exercise critical thinking in the development and implementation of patient care.
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop interest and participate in professional organizations to continue to be life-long learners.
  • Provides opportunities for students to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in dental hygiene and related disciplines.
  • Provides students with skills to communicate clearly in oral and written presentations.

Program Outcomes

Licensing (Credential) Exam Statistics

Year # of Candidates # Of Candidates that Passed (1st attempt) Passing Rate PTCE (1st attempt) Passing Rate CSCE (1st attempt) DHNBE % Passing rate (1st attempt)
2019 62 62 100% 97% 98.4%
2020 66 66 100% 98.5% 90.8%
2021 67 64 96% 100% 90.1%

Completion Rate

Year Enrolled Graduated Completion Rate
2019 84 62 73%
2020 84 66 78%
2021 84 67 79%

Articulation Agreement

HS MOU - School of Professional Studies - Dental Hygiene - Clara Barton HS