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Dental Hygiene students obtain the practicum hours necessary for dental hygiene licensure at City Tech on campus in the patient care clinic.
All patient care is provided under the supervision of licensed Dental Hygienist and Dentist.
The City Tech patient care clinic provides oral health services to the surrounding tristate area.
The Dental Hygiene program encourages potential students to schedule a dental hygiene appointment and see the process of care provided to the community.
To schedule an appointment:
Call 718-260-5074 or email DentalHygiene@citytech.cuny.edu
Patient Care Clinic Hours are located here.
285 Jay Street
Academic Building 701 (A-701)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
How to Apply
Criteria for Admission into The Dental Hygiene Program
All new and transfer students must first complete the required six prerequisite courses to be considered for acceptance into the dental hygiene program. During the introductory courses sequence, students will register for developmental skills and credit courses in general education and science, which are required for the degree in dental hygiene.
Students will be considered for acceptance into the clinical program during the Fall semester if they:
- Are CUNY proficient in writing and math and proficient at or above the 12th grade level in reading
- Have completed 21 or 22 required general education credits as delineated in the NYCCT college catalog and departmental literature with at least a "C" in biology and chemistry and a minimum combined average of 2.5. Grades in repeated courses will be averaged.
Progression from Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene to Clinical Dental Hygiene
The introductory courses must be completed in a maximum of four semesters after admission to the pre-clinical course sequence of the dental hygiene program. Available seats in the clinical program will be allocated based on the highest cumulative academic averages in the required 22-credit sequence. Seats will be offered up to the limit authorized by the College. Students who do not meet the above requirements for progression from the pre-clinical sequence to the clinical program by the end of four semesters will be required to transfer out of the dental hygiene curriculum.
*Completion of the introductory courses does not guarantee progression into the clinical program.
*Because of capacity limitations, students who have completed the introductory phase with the minimum 2.5 index or higher will be numerically ranked each semester and seats will be allocated based on the highest cumulative average in the introductory sequence, as space permits. Due to the high number of applicants to the dental hygiene program over the last several years, the average GPA, for acceptance to the program has been approximately 3.4 or higher.
COMMON CORE COURSES (27-28 Credits)
At least 1 course designated Writing Intensive (WI) is required from Gen Ed Flexible Common Core.
|REQUIRED SIX PREREQUISITE COURSES FOR ADMISSION TO THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM|
|*ENG 1101 — English Composition I (EC)||3|
|*MQR — Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning||3 to 4|
|*BIO 2311 — Human Anatomy and Physiology I2 (LPS)||4|
|*BIO 2312 — Human Anatomy and Physiology II1 (SW, WI)||4|
|*CHEM 1000 — Principles of Chemistry or higher||4|
|*SOC 1101 — Elements of Sociology1 (IS)||3|
|REQUIRED GEN. ED. COURSES FOR DEGREE COMPLETION|
|PSY 1101 — Introduction to Psychology1 (IS)||3|
|COM 1320 — Voice and Diction3
COM 1330 — Public Speaking3
|RECOMMENDED TO TAKE BEFORE ENTERING THE PROGAM|
|BIO 3302 — Microbiology||4|
|BIO 3524 — Nutrition||2|
- Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements. Choosing to take advantage of double duty can speed up progress toward graduation and increase elective credits. Consult with an advisor about your options.
- Prerequisites for BIO 2311: BIO 1101 with a minimum grade of C, a college-level general biology course with lab, or a score of 85 or above on the biology Regents exam (with lab). CUNY Proficiency in reading and writing.
- COM 1330 meets NYS Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements. COM 1320 is not a liberal arts and sciences class. Students who choose COM 1320 may need three additional credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
*Required course for consideration of acceptance into the dental hygiene program
*We are currently using the GPA of the 21 or 22 credits in the six prerequisite courses to rank applicants for admission into the dental hygiene program.
*Any course with a designation of “CR”, a “C” grade will be used in the calculation for the Applicants GPA
*Acceptance into the dental hygiene program is based on the GPA of the 6 required prerequisite courses. A grade of “C” or below will lower the GPA of the prerequisite courses and affect ranking.
DENTAL HYGIENE CONCEPT MAP
Pathway to Clinical Dental Hygiene Program: