Dental Hygiene - FAQ

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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

Patient Care Clinic Hours are located here.


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


Phone: 718-260-5070


Advisement FAQs

Students who do not have a strong biology background from high school need to take the prerequisite for A&P I which is BIO 1101. BIO 1101 can be covered by Financial Aid and TAP dollars if you are in the Associate of Health Science or Liberal Arts & Sciences majors. You may make a request to transfer to dental hygiene once you have completed 14 credits of the preclinical courses.

If in CUNYfirst, you are enrolled as AAS-DH, BIO1101 will not be covered by TAP. The Dental Hygiene major requires A&P I and II for entry into the Clinical DH program. Some students who have a strong high school science background can skip BIO 1101 and take A&P I. Your science background was not strong enough to be eligible to enroll in A&P I, so you need to take BIO 1101. One solution is to change temporarily to either Associate in Health Science or the Liberal Arts and Sciences program, your BIO 1101 will then be eligible for TAP. To make this change, click here. Once completed, send an email to: Switching to an Associate in Heath Science or Liberal Arts and Science will not impact your application to the clinical phase of Dental Hygiene, since you will still be evaluated based on your grade point average for the prerequisite courses independently of which program you are in.

Yes, all science courses (A&P I, II &CHEM) must have been completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

All students must take an MQR math course (Math and Quantitative Reasoning). The following Courses are acceptable: MAT 1190, MAT 1190CO, MAT 1272, MAT 1275, MAT1275CO, MAT 1375, MAT 1475

No, it means you are eligible for the preclinical courses. Once the preclinical courses are completed, you may be selected for the program.

NO, Dental Hygiene is a full-time program for both the day and evening programs.

Yes, it is recommended that all students interested in entering the clinical dental hygiene program each Fall semester, should be enrolled the Spring semester prior to the Fall semester they plan to enter the program. Students not enrolled in the Spring semester prior to Fall semester, who try to transfer after the Spring semester (Summer) will not be considered for Fall admission.

Each year the class is selected after the final grades are submitted for the Spring semester. The entering class for the Fall Semester is notified within the first two weeks of June. Students taking summer school classes or planning to transfer over the summer will not be eligible for admission into the entering class Fall semester.

In the Clinical Dental Hygiene program, we accept a class once a year starting in the Fall semester.

The Dental Hygiene Department does not recommend repeating courses. If you decide to repeat a course, then as stated in the admission selection process, the original course grade and the repeated course grade will be averaged into the overall GPA to determine the ranking of your GPA for the admission process.

There are several variables that determine which students are accepted each year into the program. The variables are (the number of applicants, the GPA of those applicants, as well as space availability).
If you have a GPA in the six required preclinical courses of 3.4 or higher, we encourage you to apply for the next class, however we will not know if you will be accepted until the 2nd week of June when all the Spring semester grades are in, and all the eligible applicants are placed in a ranking order from the highest GPA to the lowest GPA until all seats are filled.