** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty in finding dental offices that can accept observers, the Dental Hygiene Program will waive the requirement for observation hours for the 2021 application.**
**For 2021 Application- The HSRT exam will be administered at home. Please register at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y7dsqa57beginning January 20th. Last day to take the HSRT exam will be March 1, 2021. Once you have registered and paid for the exam please email LSC-KCDentalHygiene@lonestar.edu with your selected date to take exam. The following test dates are available: January 25th, 27th, 29th, February 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, and March 1st. Thank you**
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 April 21 & 22, 2021 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 Commissionís 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 February 21, 2021 to the
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
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.
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.
The goals of the dental hygiene program are to:
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.
Apply the legal and ethical standards of the practice of dental hygiene.
Develop the ability to critically evaluate scientific literature for use in providing evidence based dental hygiene care.
Exemplify the role of the dental hygienist in the community through clinical enrichment experiences and volunteer activities.
Teach students to seek lifelong learning through continuing education courses on the latest developments in dentistry and medicine.
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. The Commissionís web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx
Attend a Dental Hygiene Information Session to find out more
Dental Hygiene Information Sessions are held on Kingwood campus. Please double check the website for specified time and location. If you cannot attend on campus, it is available via an online power point presentation. Attendance is mandatory for all students wishing to apply to the program. Students will receive an access code at each session.
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Due to Covid, all in person Information Sessions have been cancelled. Please watch the PowerPoint video above.
*Room is subject to change.
Graduates of the Lone Star College Ė 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. See link for national State licensing agencies: https://www.adha.org/licensure
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: Deirdre Hall, Healthcare Specialist at LSC-KCDentalHygiene@lonestar.edu.