The Dental Hygiene program at Sanford-Brown Institute is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary plan of studies, through applied theory and practical applications, to become entry-level dental hygienists qualified for employment in clinical practice and alternative career settings. Students receive training in general education, biomedical sciences, dental sciences and dental hygiene sciences.
The core curriculum is structured to include a lecture component, a laboratory component, a preclinical component and a clinical component. The Program includes supervised experiences in a clinical environment which requires the use of competency checks and rubrics, logs, and evaluations completed by the student.
At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have completed their theoretical and clinical requirements will be eligible to sit for the national Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the Regional and State Clinical Board Examinations. Upon successful completion of these examinations, graduates are eligible to seek entry level employment as dental hygienists.
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2012 and 8/31/2013 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 64%
A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
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