The mission of the NCMC/HTC Dental Hygiene Program is to provide the student with the knowledge, skills, professionalism and experiences to become a registered dental hygienist and secure employment in the competitive and demanding field of dentistry. This program seeks to maintain a strong working relationship with area dentists and their office staff to assure that the curriculum, training, equipment, and techniques used in the program mirror local needs. The program also seeks to promote lifelong learning behavior and strategies for achievement and advancement professionally for the graduate and the dental hygiene profession.
NCMC/HTC PROGRAM GOALS:
1. Teaching: Provide an environment, facility, and curriculum that promotes success of the student and meets the needs of employers
This program is fully 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 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/search_index.asp .