Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 121

Additional requirements for all students in the Health Sciences Division:
1. Evidence of professional liability insurance must be provided to the Program Director
prior to placement in a clinical assignment.
2. Students are financially responsible for all expenses related to any illness, accident or
exposure to communicable diseases either in a laboratory or clinical setting.
3. Students must show evidence of Hepatitis B vaccine immunization status according to
program guidelines.
4. Students will be expected to follow the health policies of the institution(s) where they are
assigned for their clinical placements.
5. Students will be required to purchase any uniforms, name tags, uniform patches, shoes,
etc. required for their specific clinical placements.
Individual programs may have additional program specific costs and fees. The student is
advised to check with the appropriate program to obtain a complete list of these
additional expenses.
The program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
and has been granted the accreditation status of approval. 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.
Additional Admission Requirements:
1. Official college transcripts, plus official high school transcripts, if fewer than 30
semester hours of college work have been completed.
2. SAT I (or equivalent ACT) scores for Dental Hygiene are encouraged, but not
required for admission. If no scores are presented, or if presented and if less than
430 verbal and 400 quantitative on the SAT I (less than 19 English and 18
mathematics on the ACT), the student must take the Collegiate Placement
Examination (CPE) or COMPASS test.
3. Students requiring Learning Support must complete the Learning Support
coursework prior to admission to the Dental Hygiene program.
4. A separate dental hygiene application submitted by June 1
. Applications received
after June 1
may not receive full consideration.
5. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA on previous coursework.
6. Anatomy and Physiology, College Algebra and EITHER Survey of Chemistry I OR
Essentials of Microbiology course work completed within the last ten years. If this
course work is older than 10 years, it will be evaluated by the Program Director. Al
prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better.
7. Proof of Hepatitis B immunization prior to first patient contact.
8. Proof of CPR Certification - American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Card
prior to first patient contact.
9. To progress successfully through the curriculum and function as a practicing dental
hygienist after graduation, the individual must have:
a. Visual acuity with or without corrective lenses to read an instrument calibrated in
mm and to detect subtle dental stains;
b. Hearing with or without auditory aids to measure blood pressure using an aneroid
sphygmomanometer and to obtain a medical/dental history by interview;
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