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LSC-Kingwood Dental Hygiene

Third Party Comments concerning the LSC-Kingwood Dental Hygiene Program

The Lone Star College-Kingwood Dental Hygiene Program wishes to announce that the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) will be on campus January 27, 2023 conducting a site visit for the continuing accreditation of the Dental Hygiene program.

The United States Department of Education requires that when a Dental Hygiene program is scheduled for review that an opportunity for third party comments is provided. Third party comments may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental related organizations, patients, and/or consumers. Such comments must pertain only to the standards that guide dental hygiene programs, or the policies and procedures used in the Commission's accreditation process.

The program standards/policies are accessible via the ADA website; www.ada.org or may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653.

The deadline to receive comments in the Commission office is 60 days prior to the site visit. The comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. The comments must be signed. Signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program.

Comments must be submitted by November 27, 2022 to the Commission on Dental Accreditation 211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678

Information Session Video

All applicants must watch Information Session video below to apply for the upcoming Dental Hygiene Application.

 
 

Announcements

For those applying in January 2023, please see the following dates available to complete the HSRT exam: Once the application period opens on January 18th please use the following link to purchase your HSRT exam: https://tinyurl.com/y5sovhv8After you have purchased the exam please email LSC-KCDentalHygiene@lonestar.edu with your selected test date. Please note that you will be completing the exam at home and you will have from 7am to 4pm on your selected test date to complete the exam.

  • Wednesday, January 18th
  • Friday, January 20th
  • Tuesday, January 24th
  • Thursday, January 26th
  • Saturday, January 28th
  • Wednesday, February 1st
  • Friday, February 3rd
  • Tuesday, February 7th
  • Thursday, February 9th
  • Saturday, February 11th
  • Wednesday, February 15th
  • Friday, February 17th
  • Tuesday, February 21st
  • Thursday, February 23rd

** For the 2023 application period, 20 hours of observation will be a requirement to apply.**

Mission Statement

The mission of the dental hygiene program is to produce competent graduates whose technical skills, acumen and interpersonal communication skills make them an asset to any employer and the community.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the dental hygiene program is to provide a learning environment that allows students to develop to the full extent of their ability, succeed in a competitive work environment and provide a service to the community.

Goal

The goals of the dental hygiene program are to:

  1. Facilitate the development of entry level dental hygienists who possess comprehensive knowledge and skills to render competent professional dental hygiene patient care to the public.
  2. Apply the legal and ethical standards of the practice of dental hygiene.
  3. Develop the ability to critically evaluate scientific literature for use in providing evidence based dental hygiene care.
  4. Exemplify the role of the dental hygienist in the community through clinical enrichment experiences and volunteer activities.
  5. Teach students to seek lifelong learning through continuing education courses on the latest developments in dentistry and medicine.
  6. Foster a commitment of professional development through an active role in professional associations.

The dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approved without reporting requirements.  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.

Licensure Information:

Graduates of the Lone Star College – Kingwood Dental Hygiene program are eligible to sit for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and regional clinical board examinations which are required by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners for licensure.  Graduates that wish to practice outside of Texas should refer to the State licensing agency for requirements.  View a list of national State licensing agencies.

 

Need Help?

We have made every effort to provide all the information you'll need about the LSC-Kingwood Dental Hygiene program. However, if you do not find the information you need in this Web site, please contact: The Healthcare Specialist at LSC-KCDentalHygiene@lonestar.edu.

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