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Admissions Packet
Thank you for your interest in Collin College’s Dental HygieneProgram. The enclosed packet provides information regardingadmission procedures, required courses, estimated expenses, theapplication, observation, and reference forms.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene at CollinCollege is rated as an Exemplary Program in the State of Texas bythe Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board and has been awarded Accreditation with theAmerican Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Dental Accreditation(CODA). Upon successful completion of the program, the student isawarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is eligible tosit for national and regional licensing examinations.
Dental Hygiene is a two-year program that begins in the fallsemester of each year. Dental Hygiene classes are scheduled at theMcKinney Campus. Enrollment is limited and admission is competitivewith only 16 open positions per year. Admission to Collin Collegedoes not imply or guarantee admission to the Dental HygieneProgram. The program application deadline is 5:00 P.M. Thursday,January 13th 2022. However, applications to the program should besubmitted as soon as possible.
This admissions packet has been designed to answer your questionsregarding Dental Hygiene admission. Please read the packet in itsentirety, you may contact the Dental Hygiene Office with furtherquestions at (972) 548-6535 or Academic Advising at (972) 548-6782.Good luck with your application process!
Christine McClellan, RDH, MSEd Dental Hygiene ProgramDirector
Specific program requirements and program selection and acceptancecriteria are subject to change at any time and without notice. Itis the
applicant’s responsibility to keep informed of current programrequirements.
Dental Hygiene Career Description The dental hygienist is alicensed dental health care professional who specializes inperiodontal therapy and oral health education. A broad basededucation in biological sciences and humanities as well as dentalsciences and clinical techniques prepare the graduate for work inprivate practice and community settings. The dental hygienist is amember of the dental health team, along with the dentist, dentalassistant and dental laboratory technician. The dental hygienistmay be employed in private dental offices, dental product sales,public schools, or other institutions under the supervision of alicensed dentist. Alternative practice settings include hospitals,clinics, federal agencies and local and state health departments.The dental hygienist is in demand nationally, statewide andlocally, and opportunities are available on a full-time andpart-time basis for employment. Hygienists are also required tosatisfy 12 CE hours per year. In the state of Texas, the dentalhygienist is licensed to perform primary preventive proceduresincluding:
• Perform oral health care assessments that include reviewingpatients’ health history, dental charting, oral cancer screening,and taking and recording blood pressure;
• Expose, process, and interpret dental radiographs;
• Remove plaque and calculus (soft and hard deposits) from aboveand below the gum
• Apply cavity-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants tothe teeth;
• Teach patients proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain healthyteeth and gums;
• Counsel patients about plaque control and developingindividualized at-home oral
hygiene programs
• Counsel patients on the importance of good nutrition formaintaining optimal oral health.
Employment Opportunities
*Working in a private dental office continues to be the primaryplace of employment for dental hygienists. For today’s dentalhygiene professional, there are many other career pathways toexplore as well. Never before has there been more opportunity forprofessional growth. How and where you work today is up to you. Letyour dental hygiene education and experience open doors to YOURcareer path and consider the possibilities.
Dental hygienists in a clinical role assess, diagnose, plan,implement, evaluate and document treatment for prevention,intervention and control of oral diseases, while practicing incollaboration with other health professionals. Corporate dentalhygienists are employed by companies that support the oral healthindustry through the sale of products and services. Leadersthroughout the dental industry often employ dental hygienists dueto their clinical experience and understanding of dental practice.Community Health programs are typically funded by government ornonprofit organizations. These positions often offer an opportunityto provide care to those who otherwise would not have access todental care. Research conducted by dental hygienists can be eitherqualitative or quantitative. Quantitative research involvesconducting surveys & analyzing the results, while qualitativeresearch may involve testing a new procedure, product, or theoryfor accuracy or effectiveness. Dental Hygiene educators are ingreat demand. Colleges and universities throughout the U. S.require dental hygiene instructors who use educational theory andmethodology to educate competent oral health care professionals.Corporations also employ educators who provide continuing educationto licensed dental hygienists. Dental hygienists in administrativepositions apply organizational skills, communicate objectives,identify and manage resources, and evaluate and modify programs ofhealth, education and health care. By using imagination andcreativity to initiate or finance new commercial enterprises,dental hygienists have become successful entrepreneurs in a varietyof businesses.
** The median annual wage for dental hygienists was $74,820 in May2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in anoccupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Thelowest 10 percent earned less than $51,930, and the highest 10percent earned more than $101,820. Employment of dental hygienistsis projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster thanthe average for all occupations. The demand for dental serviceswill increase as the population ages. As the large baby-boompopulation ages and people keep more of their original teeth thandid previous generations, the need to maintain and treat teeth willcontinue to drive demand for dental care. Studies linking oralhealth and general health, and efforts to expand access to oralhygiene services, will continue to drive the demand for preventivedental services. As a result, the demand for all dental services,including those performed by hygienists, will increase. Inaddition, demand for dental hygienists is expected to grow as statelaws increasingly allow dental hygienists to work at the top oftheir training, and they effectively become more productive.
*Source: American Dental Hygienists’ Association, on the Internetat
https://www.adha.org/professional-roles (visited October 17, 2019)**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Hygienists, on the Internetat https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental- hygienists.htm(visited October 07, 2019).
The Collin College Dental Hygiene Program will prepare the graduateto perform clinical procedures, dental nutritional counseling,identify potential health problems and understand the physical andclinical aspects of treatment. The student will study the physicalstructures of the head, neck and teeth, recognize patients’ healthconditions, understand medications and their effects and understandthe disease process. The Dental Hygiene Program goals reflect theinstitution’s core values. They are listed as follows:
• Create an active learning environment that integrates theprinciples of evidence- based research while promoting criticalthinking, self-evaluation, innovation, creativity, and lifelonglearning.
• Provide clinical experiences that promote a commitment tocommunity service and civic involvement while responding to theoral health needs of a diverse community.
• Provide students with the knowledge and clinical competencerequired to provide current, comprehensive dental hygiene servicesin a variety of settings for individuals of all ages and stages oflife including those with special needs.
• To treat each patient/client with dignity and respect.
• Create an environment that promotes the importance of wellness inboth student and patient/clients.
• To understand the relevance and integration of preventive dentalhygiene services in an evolving health care system.
Collin College affirms as its mission the commitment to provide,within the resources available, educational programs and servicesthat meet the individual and community needs. The district seeks topromote lifelong individual growth and excellence throughstrengthening the intellect, character and capabilities of allstudents. The college acts as a resource to local, state, nationaland international communities by providing education, cultural andcivic programs and services.
Collin College core values are as follows:
Service and involvement Creativity and innovation
Academic excellence Dignity and respect
Application Requirements
Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program is very selective.Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the DentalHygiene Program. The following items must be received by 5:00 P.M.Thursday, January 13th, 2022, in order to have a completedapplication that is eligible for review.
• Completed program application form
• Official copies of ALL college transcripts, including CollinCollege transcripts mailed directly to the Dental Hygiene ProgramDirector. Applicant is responsible for ordering all transcripts, asthe Dental Hygiene Department DOES NOT have access to obtain thisinformation for our applicants.
• Proof of completed prerequisite course requirements (transcripts)o Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2401) o Anatomy and Physiology II(BIOL 2402) o Introduction to Chemistry I (CHEM 1405) oMicrobiology (BIOL 2420)
Prerequisites must be completed within five years prior to theapplication deadline. Courses taken more than 5 years (no earlierthan Spring 2017) prior to the time of application deadline willnot be accepted. Please complete page 27 to help facilitate yourtranscript review. The applicant is responsible for ensuring theaccurate transfer of courses prior to submitting an application(See Academic Advising for assistance). Please note that the lackof prior approval will delay the processing of your application,and may affect your acceptance into the program
• Completed HESI exam All HESI exams must be taken between June 1and December 17, 2021, in order to apply by the applicationdeadline. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
• Observation Hours-16 hours are required and must be completedwithin the last 12 months with a licensed dental hygienist.Observations completed with a DDS will not be considered. WAIVEDFOR 2022 APPLICATION CYCLE DUE TO COVID 19
• A TYPED 1-2 page essay that discusses why you have selectedCollin College Dental Hygiene.
• Two professional reference forms completed by an employer oreducator.
• Photograph of the applicant only (Size 4X6, does not have to be aprofessional photograph)
It is recommended that you have tracking information on all mailedrequirements to ensure delivery.
After clicking on this link,https://www.proctoru.com/portal/elsevier-hesi and setting up
an account with ProctorU and Evolve, follow theseinstructions:
1. Log in to ProctorU
2. Click on Schedule New Session
3. Confirm your institution: Elsevier-HESI
4. Select Term: Collin College
5. Select your Exam: Entrance Exam: Dental Hygiene
6. Click Find Sessions
7. Select Scheduling Type: either On Demand (now) or LaterDate
8. Select a date and time for test and click SUBMIT.
• Complete an application online at https://apply.collin.edu.
• Official transcript from all regionally accredited institutionsof higher education.
• Provide proof of exemption/waiver of TSI.
• Provide proof of meningitis vaccination, if needed.
• Complete mandatory campus safety training.
The Points System and Selection Criteria
Admission into the Dental Hygiene program is extremely competitive,with 16 positions available per year. In order to make a fair andaccurate decision, we utilize the following point system to rankour applicants. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on thenumber of points earned. The Collin College Dental Hygiene Programreserves the right to make changes to admission criteria andprogram information as circumstances require. In the event of a tiefor final slots into the program, qualified applicants will beconsidered based upon their interview points.
1. Prerequisite Courses (Maximum of 16 points)
Applicants can be awarded a maximum of 16 points for completion ofthe prerequisite courses Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy andPhysiology II, Introduction to Chemistry or General Chemistry andMicrobiology. These courses must be completed within five years (noearlier than Spring 2017) prior to the application deadline. Everyapplicant is responsible for ensuring the accurate transfer ofcourses prior to submitting an application (See Academic Advisingfor assistance). Please note that the lack of prior approval willdelay the processing of your application, and may affect youracceptance into the program.
If a course is four credit hours and has only one grade, that gradewill apply for both
the lecture and the lab. See additional information below regardinghonors course points.
A in lecture course = 3 points A in lab = 1 point
B in lecture course = 2 points B in lab = 1 point
C in lecture course = 1 point C in lab = 0 points
(HESI may only be taken once per application year.)
• Scores 90% and above will receive 3 points per category
• Scores from 80-89% will receive 2 points per category
• Scores 75-79% will receive 1 point per category
The HESI is composed of a battery of tests that measures abilities,skills, knowledge, and attitudes important for successfulperformance of students in the allied health
education programs. The Dental Hygiene Program only considersscores from the
following battery of five tests:
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Vocabulary and General Knowledge
3. 16 Observation Hours (2 points) Applicants will be required tocomplete 16 hours of observing a Registered Dental Hygienist. Hoursmust be within 12 months of submitting application.
4. Typed Essay (Maximum 3 points) All applicants must submit atyped, well-developed, 1-2 page essay discussing why you havechosen to apply to the Collin College Dental Hygiene Program.
5. Professional References (2 points) Two professional referenceforms are included in this packet and are to be completed byindividuals who can attest to your character and aptitude as apotential dental hygiene student. Dental hygiene admission requirestwo completed references mailed directly by the person providingthe reference to the Dental Hygiene Program. References should becompleted by an employer or educator. If an employer oreducator
reference is not available, the reference must be from someone thathas acted in a supervisory position.
6. Honors Courses-BONUS points for BIOL 2401 AND/OR BIOL 2402
(Possibility of an additional 2 points if BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402are taken at Collin College and a grade of “A” or “B” isearned)
A in BIOL 2401 = 1 point A in BIOL 2402 = 1 point
B in BIOL 2401 = 1 point B in BIOL 2402 = 1 point
Maximum Basic Requirement Points: 38 POINTS
Maximum Honors Bonus Points: 2 POINTS
Total Possible Application Points: 40 Points
Interview (Maximum 5 points) Once all applications are received andreviewed, an invitation with the selection
committee will be extended to a select few via phone. Invitation tothe interview does not guarantee acceptance into the Collin CollegeDental Hygiene program. Each applicant will receive a score fortheir interview, which will be added to your overall applicationscore. Not every applicant will receive an invitation for aninterview. Please do not call or email to schedule aninterview.
Total Possible Application Points: 40 Points
Maximum Interview Points: 5 Points
Total Possible Admissions Points: 45 Points
Applications are due by 5:00 PM Thursday, January 13th 2022, forconsideration of acceptance into the Fall 2022 entry class.Applicants will be notified by mail, within six to eight weeksafter application deadline.
Professionalism Statement: Professionalism is of the utmostimportance for our program. If an applicant displays unprofessionalbehavior at any time during the application process, theirapplication will be revoked immediately.
Upon Formal Acceptance
1. All student must be certified in CPR, the American HeartAssociation for the BLS for Healthcare Providers: Adult, Child andInfant with AED. CPR online courses will not be accepted.Completion of this requirement is mandatory prior to admittanceinto Preclinical Dental Hygiene (DHYG 1431). Certification must bemaintained through graduation and for licensure.
2. The student will complete formal training in Infection ControlProcedures. No student will be allowed to deliver patient servicesin any setting until he/she has been instructed on an annual basisin infection control (as per OSHA/ HIPAA guidelines, HB300 every 2years) and has mastered material on safety/universal precautionswith satisfactory accuracy. Following mastery of infection controlskills and under faculty supervision, each student will be expectedto provide services for patients with health deviations, includingpatients with HIV/HBV and other bloodborne/infectious diseases, aspart of routine clinical/lab curriculum experiences.
3. The student must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (75course average) once enrolled as a dental hygiene student.
4. The student will be required to complete a drug screening andbackground check. Requirements for dental hygiene licensure as setby the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) define thatindividuals be “of good moral character”. All individuals acceptedinto the program must meet licensure eligibility requirements.Information received from the background check or drug screeningmay result in dismissal from the program. In addition to a drugscreening following admissions, there may be additional random orincident drug screenings while enrolled in the curriculum.
5. The student must be in good health and upon acceptance, furnishphysical, dental and eye examination records. Forms will beprovided by the dental hygiene department, once accepted into theprogram.
6. Annual TB testing is required by the dental hygiene departmentand clinical enrichment sites per OSHA guidelines. Dental hygienestudents are required to show evidence of two skin tests within thesame year OR the results of a QFT, IGRA or T- spot test prior tothe start of the second year.
7. Annual influenza vaccine is required by the dental hygienedepartment and clinical enrichment sites per OSHA guidelines.
8. This section applies to all students enrolled in health-relatedcourses, which will involve direct patient contact in medical ordental care facilities. This includes all medical interns,residents, fellows, nursing students, and others who are beingtrained in medical schools, hospitals, and health science centerslisted in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s list ofhigher education in Texas and students attending two-year andfour-year colleges whose course work involves direct patientcontact regardless of the number of courses taken, number of hourstaken, and the classification of the student. In addition, theState of Texas requires the applicant, upon formal acceptance, toprovide proof of the following immunization requirements:
Students must have all of the following vaccinations before theymay engage in the course activities: (1) Tetanus-DiphtheriaVaccine: Students must show receipt of one dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap). In addition, one dose of atetanus-containing vaccine must have been received within the lastten years. Td vaccine is an acceptable substitute, if Tdap vaccineis medically contraindicated. (2) Measles, Mumps, and RubellaVaccines: (A) Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show,prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of twodoses of a measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1,1968 (preferably MMR vaccine). (B) Students born on or afterJanuary 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptableevidence of vaccination of two doses of a mumps vaccine. (C)Students must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidenceof one dose of rubella vaccine. (3) Hepatitis B Vaccine: Studentsare required to receive a complete series of hepatitis B vaccine orshow serologic confirmation of immunity to hepatitis B virus priorto the start
of direct patient care. This series may commence followingacceptance into the dental
hygiene program, but a titer must be completed and documentation ofimmunity (positive titer) must be submitted to the dental hygienedepartment by December 1st of the fall semester of the first year,prior to providing direct patient care. (4) Varicella Vaccine.Students are required to have received two doses of varicella(chickenpox) vaccine.
Limited Exceptions (1) Notwithstanding the other requirements inthis section, a student may be provisionally enrolled in thesecourses if the student has received at least one dose of eachspecified vaccine prior to enrollment and goes on to complete eachvaccination series as rapid as medically feasible in accordancewith the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's RecommendedAdult Immunization Schedule as approved by the Advisory Committeeon Immunization Practices (ACIP). However, the provisionallyenrolled student may not participate in coursework activitiesinvolving the contact described in subsections (a) and/or (d) ofthis section until the full vaccination series has beenadministered. (2) Students, who claim to have had the completeseries of a required vaccination, but have not properly documentedthem, cannot participate in coursework activities involving thecontact described in subsections (a) and/or (d) of this sectionuntil such time as proper documentation has been submitted andaccepted.
(3) The immunization requirements in subsections (b) and (d) ofthis section are not applicable to individuals who can properlydemonstrate proof of laboratory confirmation of immunity orlaboratory confirmation of disease. Vaccines for which this may bepotentially demonstrated, and acceptable methods for demonstration,are found in §97.65 of this title (relating to Exceptions toImmunization Requirements (Verification of Immunity/History ofIllness).
Such a student cannot participate in coursework activitiesinvolving the contact described in subsection (a) of this sectionuntil such time as proper documentation has been submitted andaccepted.
(b) Students may be provisionally enrolled for up to one semesterto allow students time to attend classes while obtaining therequired vaccines and acceptable evidence of vaccination.
(c) Polio vaccine is not required. Students enrolled inhealth-related courses are encouraged to ascertain that they areimmune to poliomyelitis. (d) Students cannot be provisionallyenrolled without at least one dose of measles, mumps, and rubellavaccine if direct patient contact will occur during the provisionalenrollment period.
(e) Students must show, prior to patient contact, acceptableevidence of vaccination of one dose of rubella vaccine.
(f) Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior topatient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose ofmumps vaccine.
(g) Students shall receive two doses of varicella vaccine unlessthe first dose was received prior to thirteen years of age.
(Verification of Immunity/History of Illness)
(a) Serologic confirmations of immunity to measles, rubella, mumps,hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or varicella, are acceptable. Evidence ofmeasles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis A, or hepatitis B, or varicellaillnesses must consist of a laboratory report that indicates eitherconfirmation of immunity or infection.
(b) A parent or physician validated history of varicella disease(chickenpox)
or varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of vaccine. A writtenstatement from a physician, or the student’s parent or guardian, orschool nurse, must support histories of varicella disease.
Source (modified): Title 25 Health Services, §§ 97.61-97.72 Of theTexas Administrative Code
Collin College Dental Hygiene Program Policy on BloodborneInfectious Diseases
For Collin College Dental Hygiene Program Faculty/Staff,Applicants/Students and Patients Collin College is dedicated toproviding access to quality educational programs regardless ofdisability and within available resources. The College recognizesthe serious implications that the spread of communicable diseasehas on the health, safety and welfare of the student, faculty,staff, and general public. Therefore, the College is committed toensuring that each employee, applicant/student and patient beprovided with a safe and healthy environment. This communicabledisease policy is based on current, scientific, and medicalinformation. It is consistent with guidelines issued by the Centerfor Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration (OSHA) standards, and other national/state healthrelated organizations’ recommendations. Since scientificinformation is prone to frequent change, the Dental Hygiene Programwill update this policy annually, or as necessary, as newinformation on infectious diseases becomes available. Admission,Employment and Patient Treatment Persons who are seropositive forHIV/AIDS, HBV or other infectious diseases will not be excludedfrom employment, admissions, patient treatment or access to theinstitution’s services or facilities because of their healthstatus. They will be provided with all reasonable accommodationsunless a medically based evaluation determines that exclusion orrestriction is necessary for the welfare of the individual, othermembers of the institution, patients or affiliates (patient carecommunity). In the instances when a member of the college communityhas tested HIV positive or been diagnosed with AIDS, the Collegewill consider all obtainable facts, medical information and legaladvice in determining the appropriate course of action to take. Allsituations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis considering anyrecent legislation or health reports. This policy has beendeveloped to provide a fair and equitable method of responding toAIDS within Collin College. All individuals with HIV/AIDS, HBV orother infectious diseases are expected to seek expert adviceconcerning their health circumstances and are obligated legally andethically to conduct themselves in a responsible and safe manner oncampus as a protection to the college community. The patientconsent form contains the following information: “I understand thatmy treatment in the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Collin College mayexpose students and employees to my blood and/or body fluids. Ifany student or employee is accidentally exposed to my blood/bodyfluids, I agree to undergo testing for blood pathogens (HepatitisB, HIV/AIDS). I also agree to have the testing agency report theresults of my test to the Dental Hygiene Director at CollinCollege. I realize that the College recognizes the importance ofconfidentiality and will only release my test results to thosepersons having need to know. I understand I must seek the servicesof an approved physician, for testing purposes and will beresponsible for all costs incurred from such services.”
Confidentiality/Disclosure The College recognizes the importance ofprotecting the confidentiality and privacy of any employee/studentfound to have HIV/AIDS, HBV or other infectious disease. Thisinformation will be handled with care and sensitivity and will bekept confidential. The College also has a responsibility to protectemployees, students and patients from the harmful acts orconditions of its employees/students. Complete confidentiality willbe protected to the highest degree, however may not be guaranteedin such cases that would prevent responsible actions. A personalphysician, in keeping with the current standards, requirements andrecommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mustroutinely assess all students/employees who have a known infectiousdisease. An evaluation of the individual will include thephysician’s statement of the individual’s susceptibility toinfectious diseases often encountered when performing theobjective/job skills required for the individual’s curriculum.Communicable Disease Statement Students who plan to enter theCollin Dental Hygiene Program will be required to read and sign acommunicable disease statement and waiver of liability form. Thisform will become a part of the student’s permanent record and willstate that the student:
• Has been informed of their risk for exposure to blood and bodyfluids.
• Understands the potential transmission of bloodborne diseaseduring patient care activities.
• Is financially responsible for any expenses incurred from thetesting/treatment following an occupational incident and/orcommunicable disease exposure.
• Agrees to treat all patients that are assigned regardless ofdisease state presented by the patient.
• Agrees to undergo testing following an occupational incident orneedle stick exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
• Must sign a declination form in the event a student refuses toundergo testing.
Applicants/Students with Infectious Disease Applicants/students whobelieve they are at an increased risk of contracting an infectiousdisease should seek testing and counseling prior to makingapplication to the Dental Hygiene Program. Applicants/students whoare HIV/AIDS, or HBV positive will not be barred from working,teaching, attending classes or participating in college sponsoredactivities unless the applicant/student is unable to followStandard Precautions. All decisions will be made on a case-by-casebasis. Reporting Infectious Status Any student or employee whoknows, or has reasonable basis for believing that he or she isinfected with HIV/AIDS, HBV, HCV or other infectious disease whichmay pose a threat to others, and whose curriculum or job requiresperformance of patient care procedures which may prove exposed, hasan obligation to share that information with Program Director.Disclosure will allow the College to protect the welfare ofemployees, students and patients from the spread of disease, and wecan also respond appropriately to the individuals’ health andemployment/educational needs.
Students, faculty and staff of Collin College identified as havingHIV/AIDS, HBV, or HCV will not be barred from working, teaching,attending classes or participating in college activities unless itis determined that he/she is unable or unwilling to conductthemselves in an ethical, responsible and safe manner on campus.All decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Individuals inneed of assistance will be referred to counseling services. Theindividual will receive the college’s Bloodborne Policy and, ifindicated, the AIDS in the Workplace brochure(https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/workplace/cdc-hiv-and-aids-and-the-workplace.pdf)that provides information regarding the availability of furtherassistance. Health Records for Students and Employees CollinCollege shall comply with any state and federal laws regarding theconfidentiality of educational and medical records of students andstaff. Health information about a student or employee is personaland confidential and should be treated as such. Records will bemaintained in a secure and confidential manner. HealthRequirement
All students who plan to enter a health related field of study mustbe able to prove immunity to mumps, measles, rubella, tetanus,diphtheria, polio and varicella zoster, hepatitis B andtuberculosis. Yearly TB testing must be done before students beginPre-Clinic and again before they begin their second year. TheHepatitis B vaccine must be started upon acceptance to the programwith the first injection. The second injection should be given atleast one month after the first dose, and the third injection sixmonths after the first dose. A titer needs to be performedfollowing the last series of Hepatitis B vaccine, as recommended byphysician.
Additionally, second year students’ immunizations must be currentand/or updated and copies on file before start of clinic. Provisionof Care to Patients with Bloodborne Infectious Disease
Dental hygiene services will be provided to all persons in need.Decisions to provide dental hygiene care will not be made solely onthe fact that a person has a bloodborne infectious disease, is HIVseropositive or has AIDS. The skill and knowledge level of thestudent providers, experience of the student providers, equipmentavailable and concerns about compromise of the patient’s healthstatus will be taken into account in decision regarding care ofindividuals with bloodborne infectious disease. The student mustconsult with the patient’s physician to determine if the patient’shealth status would be significantly compromised by provision ofdental treatment.
The patient who has active hepatitis should not be scheduled fordental hygiene care. A consult with the patient’s physician todetermine the patient’s status (non-infectious, infectious,carrier) must be performed prior to treatment. Standard precautionsshould be followed.
Policy: All patients with HIV/AIDS are expected to seek expertadvice concerning their health circumstances and are obligatedlegally and ethically to conduct themselves in a responsible andsafe manner on campus as a protection to the collegecommunity.
Procedure: Patients in the Dental Hygiene Clinic will be treatedfollowing Standard Precautions as outlined by the Center forDisease Control (CDC) guidelines.
It is the responsibility of Collin College’s dental hygiene programto make dental health care safe and effective for all patients andto promote the highest standards of infection control. Acceptablemeans of protecting dental personnel from contracting infectiousdiseases are available so that all types of treatment can berendered in a manner that is safe for all patients andproviders.
Patients with medical/dental needs beyond the scope available inthe dental hygiene clinic will be referred to the proper agency.Patients will be responsible for all cost incurred as a result ofreferral. No Collin College faculty or dental hygiene student mayethically refuse to treat a patient whose condition is within thedental hygienists’ realm of competence, solely because that patientis at risk of contracting, or has, an infectious disease such asHIV, AIDS or Hepatitis B infection. These patients must not besubjected to discrimination.
Training in Infection Control Procedures
No student will be allowed to deliver patient care in any settinguntil he/she has been instructed in infection control (as per OSHAguidelines), and has mastered material on safety/standardprecautions with satisfactory accuracy. Students will be expectedto care for patients with health deviations including patients withHIV/AIDS, HBV, HCV, and other bloodborne infectious diseases aspart of routine clinical/laboratory curriculum experiences,following mastery of infection control skills and under facultysupervision.
* The above policy “Dental Hygiene Department Bloodborne PathogensPolicy” will be distributed to clinical patients upon request.Airborne Pathogens OSHA regulations do not currently specifyspecific employee protections from airborne pathogens in the samemanner as the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne PathogensStandard specifies protections against Bloodborne pathogens.Although the risk of transmission of tuberculosis in dentalsettings is low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) recommends dental health care personnel (DHCP) includeprotocols for TB infection control in their offices’ writteninfection control program. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (TB) is causedby infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.Infection occurs through inhalation of mycobacteria, which thentravels to the alveoli of the lungs. In most people who becomeinfected, the body is able to contain the bacteria and prevent itfrom multiplying. The bacterium can live in the lungs of aninfected person for years, even a lifetime, without the personexhibiting any symptoms. This state is called latent TB infection.A person with latent TB is not infectious to others but theinfection can develop into active TB disease in the future andusually exhibits a positive reactive tuberculin skin test. Mostpeople who have latent TB infection never develop active disease.Only people with active disease can spread the infection.
People with latent TB infection • have no symptoms • don’t feelsick • can’t spread TB to others • can have a positive tuberculinskin test reaction • can develop TB disease later in life if theydo not receive treatment for latent TB infection Most people whohave latent TB infection never develop active TB, but if they donot receive treatment for latent TB infection, about 10 percent oflatent TB infections can develop active disease over a lifetime.This can happen when the person’s immune system is weakenedallowing the bacteria to become active and cause TB disease (e.g.,individuals with HIV, diabetes, certain hematologic disorders suchas leukemias and lymphomas, prolonged corticosteroid use, and otherconditions). Only a person with active TB can transmit the disease.People with active TB disease • have symptoms (e.g., a productivecough, night sweats, fever, weakness or fatigue, weight loss,pain
in the chest) • feel sick • can spread TB to others • can have apositive tuberculin skin test reaction The Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines forpreventing transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis inhealth-care settings.1 Routine Medical History Ask all patientsabout past history of TB or exposure to TB. Ask about TB signs andsymptoms and medical conditions that increase their risk for TBdisease when taking their medical history. A diagnosis ofrespiratory TB should be considered for any patient with symptomsincluding coughing for more than 3 weeks, loss of appetite,unexplained weight loss, night sweats, bloody sputum or hemoptysis,hoarseness, fever, fatigue or chest pains. Dental Treatment and TBBecause a person with latent TB is not infectious, he or she can betreated in the dental office under standard infection controlprecautions.2 Any patient with symptoms suggestive of active TBdisease should be removed from the area of other patients or staff,instructed to wear a surgical or procedure mask, assessed for theurgency of their dental care and promptly referred for medicalcare. Standard precautions are insufficient to prevent transmissionof the bacterium. Elective dental treatment should be deferreduntil the patient has been declared non-infectious by a physician.Urgent dental care for a person with suspected or active TB shouldbe provided in a facility that has the capacity for airborneinfection isolation and has a respiratory protection program inplace. Reference:http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/tuberculosis-overview-and-dental-treatment-conside. For further information, “TuberculosisScreening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel:Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis ControllersAssociation and CDC, 2019” can be found athttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6819a3.htm?s_cid=mm6819a3_w.
Functional Abilities / Core Performance Standards
The Dental Hygiene Program complies with the American withDisabilities Act (ADA) and consistent with the ADA, the attachedFunctional Abilities/Core Performance Standards Worksheet providesthe framework to relate functional ability categories andrepresentative activities/attributes to any limitations/deficits infunctional abilities. These standards shall be used by the DentalHygiene Program in combination with the professional scope ofpractice, job analysis, other resources, and expert consultation tomake decisions related to the ability of the dental hygiene studentto perform the essential functions of dental hygiene.
If a prospective student is unable to meet the required “FunctionalAbilities/Core Performance Standards,” the Dental Hygiene Programin consultation with an advisor from the Accommodations at CollinCollege for Equal Support Services (ACCESS) Office will determine,on an individual basis, whether or not reasonable accommodationscan be made that would permit the student to meet these “FunctionalAbilities/Core Performance Standards” and thus, to continue in theprogram.
Please note: “Skill/s tied to” under each of the sections is notintended to be a complete listing of skills but rather as anexample of a skill for which that ability is required. For acomplete listing of skills tied to that ability, please see theprogram director.
Please Review the list of skills below. If you unable to meet thestandard/s even with correction (example: eyeglasses, hearing aids)on any of the items below, please list those on the lastpage.
Instructions: Please carefully review the sixteen items and answerthe three questions at the end.
1. Gross motor ability
• Move within confined spaces • Sit and maintain balance • Standand maintain balance • Reach above shoulders • Reach below waist 2.Fine motor ability
• Pick up objects with hands • Grasp small objects with hands •Write clearly and neatly with pen or pencil • Type on a keyboard •Enter data using a key pad • Pinch/squeeze or pick up objects withfingers • Twist knobs with hands • Must have adequate manualdexterity as to be capable of maintaining sterility
• Sustain repetitive movement (example: chest compressions inCPR)
• Maintain physical tolerance
• Walk/stand for prolonged periods of time
4. Physical strength
• Lift 25 pounds
• Restrain combative patient with assistance
• Carry equipment/supplies
• Able to push/roll 60 pounds
• Move heavy object weighing 10-50 pounds
• Use upper body strength
• Walk
6. Hearing (permissible to use hearing aids if they enable studentto meet requirements listed
• Hear normal speaking level sounds • Hear faint voices • Hearfaint body sounds (example: Breath and heart sounds • Hear auditoryalarms • Hear telephones • Hear sounds with stethoscope
7. Visual
• Visually assess clients • See object up to 20 inches away • Seeobject more than 20 feet away • Use peripheral vision • Distinguishcolor • Distinguish color intensity • See emergency lights/lamps 8.Tactile
• Feel vibrations (example: pulses, fremitus) • Detect temperature• Feel the difference in surface characteristics • Fell thedifferences in sizes, shapes (example: palpate artery/vein) •Detect environmental temperature 9. Smell
• Detect odor from patients • Detect smoke • Detect gas or noxioussmells 10. Reading
• Read and interpret physician orders • Read and understand writtendocuments • Read very fine or small print 11. Arithmetic
• Read and understand columns of writing • Read digital displays •Read graphic printouts • Calibrate equipment • Convert numbers tometric • Read graphs (vital sign sheets) • Tell time • Measure time(duration) • Count rates (example: pulses, respiratory rate) • Usemeasuring tools (example: thermometer) • Read measurement marks(scales) • Able to perform basic arithmetic functions (add,subtract, multiply, divide) • Compute fractions • Use a calculator• Record numbers (example: chart observed parameters)
• Establish therapeutic boundaries • Provide patients withappropriate emotional support • Adapt to changingenvironment/stress • Deal with the unexpected (example: crisis) •Focus attention on task despite distractions • Monitor own emotions• Perform multiple responsibilities concurrently • Handle strongemotions (example: grief) • Show appropriate compassion throughcommunications 13. Analytical Thinking
• Transfer/extrapolate knowledge from one situation to another •Process information • Evaluate outcomes • Problem solve •Prioritize tasks • Use long and short term memory 14. CriticalThinking Skills
• Identify cause-effect relationships • Plan/control activities forothers • Synthesize knowledge and skills • Sequence information 15.Interpersonal Skills
• Negotiate interpersonal conflict appropriately • Respectdifferences in clients • Establish rapport with clients • Establishrapport with co-workers • Work effectively with physicians, staff,patients and patients’ families 16. Communication Skills
• Teach (example: patient and family) • Explain procedures • Giveoral reports • Interact with others • Speak on the telephone •Direct activities of others • Convey information through writing(example: progress notes) • Convey information through date entry(electronic health record) • Speak clearly and distinctly
Please answer the following questions. Indicate if the questiondoes not apply.
1. Please list any of the standards above that you feel that youmay not be able to meet even
with correction (example: eye glasses or hearing aids). Use thereverse side if necessary.
2. Do you have any limitations or problems that might posedifficulties for which you may need
accommodations? If yes, please list. Use reverse side ifnecessary.
3. For any items listed in the two questions above please contactthe ACCESS Office at Collin
College (972.881.5898).
ACCESS (Accommodations at Collin College for Equal SupportServices) is a comprehensive
accommodation program for all Collin College students. Reasonableaccommodations for
students with documented disabilities are provided. Students withdisabilities are encouraged to
make an appointment with an ACCESS advisor as soon as possible inorder for the program to
prepare reasonable accommodations that may exist. Thereasonableness of the accommodation
will be assessed by a program committee.
HESI Exam: Available only from June 1-Dec. 17, 2021
The HESI A2 Exam is used to test academic readiness of those whoare wishing to enter the Dental Hygiene program at Collin College.It consists of the following topics: Anatomy and Physiology,Chemistry, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary and GeneralKnowledge. The test will be given in a proctored at-home formatusing your personal computer. The test will be administered byProctorU and the cost is $60. Click on the link below or copy itinto a web browser to be taken to the registration site. Pleaseschedule at least 72 hours in advance of your desired appointmenttime. https://www.proctoru.com/portal/elsevier-hesi May only bescheduled from June 1 – Dec. 17, 2021 A study guide entitled: HESIAdmission Assessment Exam Review (Edition 5) may be purchasedthrough Elsevier or Amazon.
Pre Entrance Requirements Lec Lab Ext Cont Credit
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 3 4 0 112 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 1 3 4 0 112 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 3 4 0 112 4
CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry I 3 4 0 112 4
First Semester Lec Lab Ext Cont Credit
DHYG 1201 Orofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
1 3 0 64 2
DHYG 1304 Dental Radiology 2 3 0 80 3
DHYG 1431 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 2 8 0 160 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 1 0 64 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 0 0 48 3
TOTAL HOURS 11 15 0 416 15 Second Semester Lec Lab Ext ContCredit
DHYG 1207 General and Dental Nutrition 2 0 0 32 2
DHYG 1219 Dental Materials 1 2 0 48 2
DHYG 1227 Preventive Dental Hygiene Care 2 1 0 48 2
DHYG 1235 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist 2 0 0 32 2
DHYG 1261 Clinical I - Dental Hygienist 0 0 8 128 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3 0 0 48 3
TOTAL HOURS 10 3 8 336 13 SECOND YEAR First Semester Lec Lab ExtCont Credit
DHYG 1211 Periodontology 2 0 0 32 2
DHYG 1215 Community Dentistry 1 4 0 80 2
DHYG 1239 General and Oral Pathology 2 1 0 48 2
DHYG 2153 Dental Hygiene Practice 1 0 0 16 1
DHYG 2201 Dental Hygiene Care I 2 0 0 32 2
DHYG 2361 Clinical II - Dental Hygienist 0 0 18 288 3
TOTAL HOURS 8 5 18 496 12 Second Semester Lec Lab Ext ContCredit
DHYG 2102 Applied Community Dentistry 0 3 0 48 1
DHYG 2231 Dental Hygiene Care II (Capstone) 2 1 0 48 2
DHYG 2363 Clinical III - Dental Hygienist 0 0 18 288 3
GEN ED Select one Humanities / Fine Arts General Educationcourse
2-3 0-3 0 48-80 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 48 3
TOTAL HOURS 7-8 4-7 18 480- 512 12
GRAND TOTAL 48-49 43-46 44 2176- 2208 68
Collin College Associate of Applied Science Dental HygieneDegree
Collin College Dental Hygiene Program Estimated Costs
All of the costs listed in the bulletin are estimates and subjectto change
*Lab fees are not included. ** $200 minimum required by law Tuitionand Fees
* $54.00/ credit hour
In County Out of County Out of State
First Year Estimated Expenses
Second Year Estimated Expenses
$65.00 (Fall)
$25.00 (Fall) National Board Review Seminar National Board Exam(Written)
2022 Admissions Packet Checklist
Official Transcripts BIOL 2401 BIOL 2402 CHEM 1405 BIOL 2420
(Addressed to ATTN: Director of Dental Hygiene)
Prerequisite Course Requirements/Grades Earned Form
Photograph 4X6
*Have all Official College Transcripts (no copies accepted) mailedor transmitted electronically to:
Collin College Department of Dental Hygiene, Suite A119 Attn:Director of Dental Hygiene 2200 W. University Dr. McKinney TX,75071
Be sure to send OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS* from ALL Institutions,INCLUDING COLLIN TRANSCRIPTS. *NOTE: 2 sets of transcripts will beneeded; send 1 to the Director of Dental Hygiene and 1 toAdmissions and Records Office. Electronic transcripts areacceptable if received directly from the college or transcriptclearinghouse. Please call 972-548-6535 for instructions on howthey should be addressed. If you are already enrolled at CollinCollege, you do not need to send a Collin College transcript to theAdmissions and Records Office.
Please submit this form along with your application. All requiredprerequisites must be completed within five years prior to theapplication deadline, or no earlier than Spring of 2017. Coursestaken more than 5 years prior to the time of application deadlinewill not be accepted. Every applicant is responsible for ensuringthe accurate transfer of courses prior to submitting an application(See Academic Advising for assistance or call 972-548-6778 or972-548-6779.) Please note that the lack of prior approval willdelay the processing of your application, and may affect youracceptance into the program.
COLLIN COLLEGE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM APPLICATION Associate ofApplied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene
Name:________________________________________________________________________Last First MI Other Names Known By Address:________________________________________________________________________Street City State/Zip Code Telephone: ( __)___________________________________ Cell(____)_______________________ Email Address:________________________________________________________________________
College/University Attended Credit Hours (Including Collin College)Major/Minor Dates Attended Completed
Degree earned and college awarding the degree:
Have you previously applied to this program? If so, please statethe application year: ________
Have you ever been convicted of or plead guilty to a felony or doyou have a criminal charge pending?
I have read the Functional Abilities/Core Performance Standards forDental Hygiene as listed in this packet. ____________Initials
Signature Date
My signature certifies that all information given on thisapplication is true, complete and accurate. (Applications will notbe considered without a signature.)
RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM TO: Director of Dental Hygiene
2200 W. University Drive, Suite A119, McKinney, Texas 75071
Name of Applicant:_________________________________________________________Applicant’s Phone Number:
Instructions: Observation hours will need to be observed through aregistered dental hygienist only. After completing the observationform, it must be placed in a stamped and addressed envelope(provided by the applicant), and mailed directly to us by thedental hygienist that was observed. If the applicant has observedmore than one hygienist, multiple forms may be received. Beforemailing, the hygienist’s signature must be written across the flap.DO NOT GIVE THE FORM TO THE APPLICANT FOR MAILING. Envelopes mustbe received by the Collin College Dental Hygiene Department byThursday, January 13, 2022, by 5:00P.M. LATE FORMS WILL NOT BEACCEPTED, NO EXCEPTIONS. (Tracking your items is recommended)
Date Observation Location Office Name and
Telephone Number
Total Hours
A minimum of 16 observation hours are required PLEASE MAIL FORM TO:Collin College Director, Dental Hygiene 2200 W. University Drive,Suite A119 McKinney, TX 75071
Collin College Dental Hygiene Program Professional ReferenceForm
The following person is using your name as a professional referencefor application to the Collin College Dental Hygiene Program. Theapplicant must have this evaluation in his/her file in order to beconsidered for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Weappreciate you taking time to complete the following questionnaire.This form must be received by 5:00 P.M. Thursday, January 13th,2022. Please send form directly to: Collin College Director, DentalHygiene Program 2200 W. University, Suite A119 McKinney, Texas75071
Applicant’s Name:_____________________________________________________________________
In what capacity do you know the applicant? ___Employer___Educator
How long have you known the applicant? ___<6 months ___6-12months ___1-3 years ___>3 years
Rate the applicant in the following areas:
Communication Skills:
___ Frequently absent or late, rarely calls in
___Occasionally absent or late, always calls
___Never absent or late
___Consistently displays poor hygiene and/or grooming
___Occasionally displays poor hygiene and/or grooming
___Usually neat and well-groomed
___Always neat and well-groomed
___Displays difficulty getting along with others
___Makes an attempt to get along with others, but is easily angeredor swayed
___Gets along with others most of the time
___Always gets along with others
___Occasionally disorganized, but still completes tasks
___Well-organized in work habit; independently productive
___Occasionally needs direction; occasionally initiates ownactivities
___Seldom needs direction; frequently initiates ownactivities
___Self-motivated; seeks opportunities to gain new knowledge andasks appropriate questions
If you are a dentist, would you employ this individual once alicensed dental hygienist?
Collin College Dental Hygiene Program Professional ReferenceForm
The following person is using your name as a professional referencefor application to the Collin College Dental Hygiene Program. Theapplicant must have this evaluation in his/her file in order to beconsidered for admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Weappreciate you taking time to complete the following questionnaire.This form must be received by 5:00 P.M. Thursday, January 13th,2022. Please send form directly to: Collin College Director, DentalHygiene Program 2200 W. University, Suite A119 McKinney, Texas75071
Applicants Name:______________________________________________________________________
In what capacity do you know the applicant? ___Employer___Educator
How long have you known the applicant? ___<6 months ___6-12months ___1-3 years ___>3 years
Rate the applicant in the following areas:
Communication Skills:
___ Frequently absent or late, rarely calls in
___Occasionally absent or late, always calls
___Never absent or late
___Unable to assess
___Usually neat and well-groomed
___Always neat and well-groomed
___Displays difficulty getting along with others
___Makes an attempt to get along with others, but is easily angeredor swayed
___Gets along with others most of the time
___Always gets along with others
___Occasionally disorganized, but still completes tasks
___Well-organized in work habit; independently productive
___Occasionally needs direction; occasionally initiates ownactivities
___Seldom needs direction; frequently initiates ownactivities
___Self-motivated; seeks opportunities to gain new knowledge andasks appropriate questions
If you are a dentist, would you employ this individual once alicensed dental hygienist?

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