Dental Hygiene Application 2011 by xiuliliaofz


									                                 FALL 2011 APPLICATION and INFORMATION
                                 Filing Period: January 1 ─ February 15, 2011
               Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and by the
                                           United States Department of Education and
                                   Approved by the California State Board of Dental Examiners
                Prepares students for the educational and clinical responsibilities of a Registered Dental Hygienist

The Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is a                       The RDH:
professional, licensed member of the dental health team             • possesses sufficient hand strength, finger
whose responsibilities include:                                        dexterity, wrist flexion and extension in order to
    • determining dental hygiene diagnoses                             perform finite skills that involve repetitive
    • providing oral health education and promoting the                motions
        preventive aspects of oral health care                      • enjoys working with the public
    • removing stains and deposits from teeth                       • communicates effectively verbally and non-
    • assessing and therapeutically treating more                      verbally
        advanced periodontal (gum) disease                          • has the ability to assess, plan, implement, and
    • administering local anesthesia and nitrous oxide                 evaluate treatment depending upon the client's
    • imaging and evaluating dental radiographs (x-                    level of periodontal health and human needs
        rays)                                                       • integrates professional knowledge, skills, and
    • providing nutritional counseling                                 critical thinking

Entrance into the Diablo Valley College dental hygiene program is highly competitive, with enrollment limited to 20 students.

Admission is based upon:                                              •     Completion of all prerequisite courses with a
   • Criteria approved by Diablo Valley College                             grade of “C” or better in each course
   • Guidelines consistent with state and federal law                 •     Minimum 2.75 GPA overall in science
      and established by the American Dental                                prerequisites and in all college-degree applicable
      Association (the accrediting agency for dental                        courses. NOTE: most students admitted to the
      hygiene programs)                                                     program maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in AA/AS
   • Health and Safety Standards established by the                         degree courses and in prerequisite courses.
      Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)                       •     Compliance with technical standards stated in the

                                            PRIMARY ADMISSION CRITERIA
   • College-level courses (not high school courses), with grades of “C” or better
   • Complete by December 2010—in-progress courses will not be considered
 Prerequisites include:
             ENGL-122 Freshman English: Composition and Reading [CAN ENGL2]; or an equivalent course*; or
             an AP English exam score of 3, 4, or 5 [provide official transcript from the College Board]
 Also, the following science curriculum prerequisites, or equivalent courses*
   • which include hands-on laboratory experience
   • must be completed within the last five years (2006 or later);
   • with a grade of “C” or better in each course; and
   • achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA overall in the following group of science courses
                  BIOSCI-120 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology; or
                     BIOSCI-139 Human Anatomy (including lab work on mammals) and BIOSCI-140 Human Physiology
                  BIOSCI-146 Principles of Microbiology or BIOSCI-119 Fundamentals of Microbiology
                  CHEM-108 Introductory Chemistry or CHEM-120 General College Chemistry I or CHEM-121 General
                  College Chemistry II
                  CHEM-109 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry or CHEM-226 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM-227
                  General Organic Chemistry II
                  NUTR-160 Nutrition: Science and Applications
   *Equivalent Courses: prerequisites may be taken at other colleges. Information is available from Counseling at 925-
   685-1230, ext. 2276 or 2278, or at
   *Upper Division Courses: may be substituted for lower division classes to satisfy a prerequisite.
   *Courses taken at other colleges: must meet or exceed the number of units of DVC equivalent courses. Lab units
   required in the science curriculum. Students transferring without lab credits are required to take the prerequisite

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                                                                                                           Filing Period: Jan. 1 - Feb. 15, 2011
  • Apply to DVC online at [not necessary if you are currently enrolled at DVC, Contra Costa, or Los
      Medanos Colleges].
   • Submit a complete Dental Hygiene application packet postmarked between 1/1/11– 2/15/11. (You may purchase a
      Certificate of Mailing from the US Post Office if desired.) Applications can also be hand-delivered by 2/15/11.

                                          Diablo Valley College, Admissions and Records Office
                                          321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

        Include all of the following items in one envelope; items submitted in multiple envelopes will not be considered:
        1) Dental Hygiene Program application (page 5)
        2) Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) observations (page 6), completed between 2/15/10 and 2/15/11.
        3) Applicant Check List (page 7)
        4) Official transcripts, sealed and unopened, from all colleges and universities attended, even if coursework does
            not apply to this program. EXCEPTIONS: transcripts from Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, and
            Contra Costa College are not required.
        5) Self-addressed, stamped postcard for application receipt verification.
    •   Letters of recommendation are not required and will not be considered in the evaluation process.
    •   Applications are not carried over from one year to the next. If you have applied previously, to be considered for the
        Fall 2011 dental hygiene program, you must submit a new, complete application packet. Application requirements
        are subject to change annually. Information is available at:

   • All applicants will be notified by email of tentative acceptance, or non-acceptance, into the dental hygiene program at
       the end of April or early May 2011.
   • When requested by the dental hygiene program, applicants who received a letter of tentative acceptance will be
       required to submit the results of a recent physical examination that provides evidence of good health, tuberculosis
       clearance, and immunizations.
   • Students accepted into the Program will be required to:
           • Enroll in and attend DENHY-101 Dental Hygiene Orientation in summer 2011. Students attending the
               Orientation course will be required to pay a $62.00 fee for materials and the required textbook.
           • Attend a counseling session with the dental hygiene counselor at the start of the Fall 2011 term.
           • If you do not attend these meetings, your position in the class will be awarded to an alternate.
   • Students placed on the alternate list for the Program must also attend the mandatory summer clinical Orientation

   • Credits for foreign classes do not automatically                         distinguish between upper- and lower-division
      transfer to Diablo Valley College.                                      coursework, and include letter grades.
   • Students with foreign coursework and degrees                       •     The official, evaluated transcript must be
      must have their transcripts evaluated by a                              included in your application packet.
      credential evaluation service before applying to                  •     The original, official, foreign transcript must also
      the dental hygiene program.                                             be included if you want to use that coursework
   • A list of approved credential evaluation services                        to satisfy a DH prerequisite; catalog descriptions
      is available at:                                         will also be required in order to show
   • Some services require that transcripts be                                equivalency to a DVC class.
      translated into English before evaluation.                        •     English course work taken at a foreign college
      Contact the credential evaluation service for                           will not be used to satisfy requirements or
      requirements. Evaluations may take several                              prerequisites.
      weeks and will have an associated fee.                            •     Dental Hygiene science prerequisite courses
   • Evaluations must include a course-by-course                              must be completed within the last five years.
      report with semester unit equivalencies that                            (2006 or later)

  • Students who are not US citizens must provide                             admission to Diablo Valley College as an
      legal documentation showing ability to work and                         international student; requirements are detailed
      reside in the United States, i.e., permanent                            on the website at:
      residency or Green Card, or current visa.                         •     As all qualified applicants cannot be accepted,
  • Citizens of other countries planning to study in                          F-1 visa students should plan an alternative
      the United States on an F-1 visa may apply for                          course of study in the event that they are not
      admission to the dental hygiene program.                                accepted to the Program.
  • F-1 visa students must apply separately for
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   • No guarantee can be made that an applicant will be accepted to the dental hygiene program.
   • Making a false statement on the application is cause for entrance denial or dismissal from the program.
   • This is a rigorous program. If you have not already completed an AA/AS degree or higher, it is strongly
      recommended that you complete all of the general education course requirements prior to enrollment. ( Sociology
      120, Speech 121 and Psychology 101 or 122; or equivalent courses, are required by CODA) For course information:
      DVC’s Catalog is online at or is available for purchase at the Book Center (phone
   • The applicant should be familiar with the responsibilities of a Registered Dental Hygienist and all members of the
      dental health team.
   • It is strongly recommended that an applicant either volunteer or work as an employee in a dental office.
   • It is recommended that applicants without prior dental experience enroll in DENTL-110, Overview of the Dental
   • Graduation from a dental assisting program is helpful in acquiring skills for the Program.
   • If you are not admitted into the dental hygiene program, DVC offers other programs that may be of interest, e.g.,
      dental assisting, dental technology, sports medicine, and respiratory therapy.

The dental hygiene program’s mission reaffirms that we provide equal opportunity in education and employment and do not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1992 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  • The Colleges of the Contra Costa Community College District shall cooperate with local health officers in measures
     necessary for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in students and comply with any immunization
     programs required by State Department of Health Services regulations.
  • It is the intent of the Contra Costa Community College District to provide students with a safe learning
     environment. Students who may “reasonably anticipate” coming in contact with blood and other potentially
     infectious materials through their studies will be provided with training materials, personal protective devices,
     medical treatment and any necessary follow-up. Additional information can be found at: [see blood borne pathogens].

   • Dental hygiene applicants who have committed a felony may not be eligible for licensure.
   • Applicants who have committed a felony should contact the California State Board of Dental Examiners to determine
     their eligibility to take the National Board and State Board examinations.
   • Making a false statement on an application regarding a past conviction is cause for denial of licensure, regardless of
     the nature of the crime or how long ago it occurred.
   • Fingerprinting is required and checked through the Department of Justice and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation
     prior to state licensure.
   • Certified background checks and drug testing are required each year of the program. Information will be
     disseminated during DENHY 101 Dental Hygiene Orientation.

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                                                 DENTAL HYGIENE CURRICULUM
First Year (Major**)                                                      Second Year (Major**)
                               SUMMER                                                         SUMMER
COURSE                                                        UNITS       COURSE                                                                        UNITS
DENHY-101       Dental Hygiene Orientation                       .3       DENHY-133       Behavioral Foundations/Communication Skills                      1
                                                                                          for Dental Hygiene Care
                              FALL                                        DENHY-136       Clients with Special Needs                                         1
COURSE                                                        UNITS
                                                                          SOCIO-120       Introduction to Sociology                                          3
DENHY-120       Intro. to Dental Hygiene Theory, Process         1
                of Care and Practice
DENHY-121       Intro. to Comprehensive Clinical Dental             5
                Hygiene Care                                                                                FALL
DENHY-124       Fundamentals of Radiology for the                   2     COURSE                                                                        UNITS
                Dental Hygienist                                          DENHY-129              Contemporary Dental Materials for the                     2
DENHY-125       Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology and                4                            Dental Hygienist
                Embryology                                                DENHY-219              Pathology                                                   2
DENHY-126       Dental Morphology                                   2     DENHY-225              Community Oral Health                                       2
DENHY-127       Infection Control: Theory, Practice and             2     DENHY-227              Advanced Periodontal Dental Hygiene Care                    2
                Communication                                             DENHY-230              Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene Care                       6
SPCH-121        Persuasion and Critical Thinking                    3
COURSE                                                        UNITS       COURSE                                                                        UNITS
DENHY-122       Clinical Dental Hygiene Care                     5        DENHY-223              Ethics and Jurisprudence and Office Mgmt.                 2
DENHY-123       Oral Health Care Education                       2                               for the Dental Hygienist
DENHY-128       Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist            2        DENHY-224              Integration of Dental Hygiene and Dentistry                 1.5
DENHY-131       Local Anesthesia                                 1        DENHY-226              Community Service Learning                                  1
DENHY-134       Evaluation of Scientific Research                1        DENHY-231              Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene Care                       6.5
DENHY-135       Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist            3
PSYCH-122       Psychology in Modern Life                           3
PSYCH-101       General Psychology                                  3

* Related/Required courses: suggested sequence, if not completed previously.
**Dental Hygiene major courses must be taken in sequence shown.
Changes to course sequencing and units are approved by the Curriculum Committee.

     •    Students enrolled in the program must achieve a grade of “C” (75%) or better in each of the Dental Hygiene courses in order to
          continue in the program.
     •    An Associate or higher degree from an accredited institution must be completed prior to, or concurrent with, the Dental Hygiene
          requirements. Eligibility for the California licensure examination is contingent upon achievement of an Associate degree or higher
          and a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Hygiene from an accredited dental hygiene program. Students who earn an Associate
          in Science degree in Dental Hygiene at DVC are not required to also complete a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Hygiene.
     •    An Associate in Science (AS) degree in Dental Hygiene or a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Hygiene is awarded following
          completion of the program curriculum and achievement of Dental Hygiene competencies. For information on Certificate or
          Associate degree requirements, contact Counseling at (925) 685-1230, ext. 2276 or 2278.
     •    Students are required by the State Board of Dental Examiners to complete a course which certifies them for 2 years in Basic Life
          Support for Health Care Providers from either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. (The course must
          include CPR for infants and children, Automatic External Defibrillator, and first aid.) A copy of current certification along with a
          negative TB test must be on file in the Dental Hygiene office prior to the first term of the first year or you will not be accepted
          to start the program.
APPROXIMATE COSTS ─ Expenses are estimated as follows.***
                                       1st Year                          2nd Year                       Additional, Optional Expenses**
          Instruments                                   $2,400.00              $900.00                              $3,000.00
          Books and syllabi                                750.00               750.00
          Tuition and expenses*                            900.00               700.00
          Curriculum materials and                       1200.00              1,300.00
             expenses                                   $5,250.00            $3,650.00
          *   Tuition is based on $26 per unit for California residents and does not include association dues or parking fees.
          **  Additional, Optional Expenses include equipment, study materials, Board expenses, and membership in professional
          *** Personal expenses are not included: child care, commute fees, and personal items.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: or 925-685-1230 ext. 2290, 2363, or 2180.

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                                 FALL 2011 DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM APPLICATION
                               Last                               First                            Middle                         (other names used)

          Address                                                                City                                State                    Zip

Home phone                            Work phone                          Cell phone                        Date of birth

DVC Student ID No. and/or Social Security No.                             Email address REQUIRED

Have you attended DVC before? Yes _____ No _____                     If "Yes," when did you attend?__________
Have you previously attended a dental hygiene program?               Yes _____ No _____
If “yes,” list the school: _____________________________________________________________________________and
          list the reason you left the program: ____________________________________________________________
Have you previously attended a dental assisting program? Yes _____ No _____
Indicate date(s) of your Registered Dental Hygienist observations             __________              __________
List below all colleges you have attended or are attending, including DVC.
     • Include official, sealed and unopened, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, even if
         coursework does not apply to this program. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the dental hygiene
     • EXCEPTIONS: transcripts from Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, and Los Medanos Colleges are not required.
                                                                                               Name and date of degree
                                                                               Dates           received; or
         NAME OF SCHOOL                         CITY AND STATE
                                                                               Attended        “degree in progress”; or
                                                                                               “N/A” if not applicable

Indicate when and where the following college courses were completed.
 Diablo Valley College                                                                                                Term/Year               Letter
 Course Title                          Equivalent Course                  School                                      Completed               Grade
 BIOSCI-139 Anatomy or
 BIOSCI-120 AandP
 BIOSCI-140 Physiology or
 BIOSCI-120 AandP
 BIOSCI-119 or
 BIOSCI-146 Microbiology
 CHEM-108 Intro Chemistry,
 or CHEM-120, or CHEM-121
 CHEM-109 Organic Chemistry,
 or CHEM-226,or CHEM-227
 NUTR-160 Nutrition

 ENGL-122 English Comp

I certify that the statements made by me in this application and the related Dental Hygiene Observations form are true,
complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand and agree that misstatements/omissions of material fact
will invalidate my application and/or result in my dismissal from the dental hygiene program.

SIGN HERE:          _________________________________________________                          Date    _________________
                                         Signature of Applicant
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                                              DENTAL HYGIENE OBSERVATIONS
               To be completed by a licensed Dentist and a Registered Dental Hygienist between 2/15/10 ─ 2/15/11
                              Observations are subject to verification—Please read carefully

Dear Dentist and Registered Dental Hygienist:

The Diablo Valley College dental hygiene program asks our dental hygiene applicants to observe the following dental-
related procedures in Part 1 and Part 2 in order to gain an understanding of dental and dental hygiene practices and to be
better informed regarding their prospective career path. We appreciate your time and efforts in allowing students to
observe you in your workplace.

Each observation must equal a minimum of three (3) hours. Students must observe a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
performing the procedures listed below. Or, in Part 2, students may observe a Periodontist in lieu of the RDH.

Please sign in the spaces indicated below. Also, attach to Parts 1 and 2 of this form the business cards of the Dentist in
whose office the RDH practices. If, in Part 2, a Periodontist is observed, then attach the business card of the Periodontist.

Applicant’s Name:

Part 1 Observation of a Registered Dental Hygienist, not a Dentist, performing an entire recall prophylaxis and/or
       supportive periodontal therapy (maintenance) including observation of infection control procedures. The infection
       control procedures must include: operatory preparation and post-appointment protocol, cleaning and sterilizing
       instruments (minimum 3 hours).

RDH License No. REQUIRED                                    RDH Signature REQUIRED

Date                                                        Total Hours                                                       Dentist’s
Dentist License No. REQUIRED                                Dentist Signature REQUIRED                                          Here

Date                                                        Office Telephone Number

Office Address

Part 2 Observation of a Registered Dental Hygienist or a Periodontist, not a general Dentist, performing
       quadrant(s) of periodontal therapy with local anesthesia on a patient with at least moderate chronic periodontitis
       (minimum 3 hours).

RDH or Periodontist License No. REQUIRED                    RDH or Periodontist Signature REQUIRED
Date                                                        Total Hours                                                     Dentist’s or
Dentist License No. REQUIRED                                 Dentist Signature REQUIRED                                         Card
  (Dentist License No. and Signature not required here if student observed a Periodontist in Part 2, above.)                    Here

Date                                                        Office Telephone Number

Office Address

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                                    To be completed by applicant

Name:                  ___________________________________

Other Name(s) used: ___________________________________

Complete packet is due by February 15, 2011.

Mail [you may purchase a Certificate of Mailing from the US Post Office] or hand-deliver to:

                           Diablo Valley College, Admissions and Records Office
                           321 Golf Club Road
                           Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

a    Include this Check List in your application packet.
     Mark a in each box to ensure that you have included everything in your application packet, so
     that it is complete.

     Dental Hygiene Program Applicant Check List

     Dental Hygiene Program Application form, including applicant’s signature
     Official, sealed and unopened transcripts from all colleges and universities attended,
     reflecting final grades.
     EXCEPTIONS: transcripts are not required from DVC, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges.
     Dental Hygiene Observations form, dated 2/15/10 ─ 2/15/11

     Apply for admission to DVC online at [not necessary if you are currently enrolled
     at DVC, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges].
     Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for verification that your application has been
     received by DVC.
         • Postcard confirms receipt of application only.
         • It does not confirm eligibility for, or acceptance into, the dental hygiene program.
         • It does not indicate that the application has been submitted correctly.
         • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
         • No notification will be given for incomplete applications.

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