TNCC’s New Dental Hygiene Program Earns Accreditation

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Dental Hygiene Program has been accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and granted “initial accreditation” status. A specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education, CODA conducted an on-site review at TNCC in March, and as required, has scheduled its next on-site evaluation for spring 2012 before the program’s first class graduates.

The College added the Associate Degree Program in Dental Hygiene to complement its Allied Health offerings. Occupying 5,000 square-feet on the second floor of TNCC’s Historic Triangle campus facility, the program starts its first classes this month.

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TNCC pushes for 2010 startup date for dental hygiene program

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The Daily Press

Thomas Nelson Community College officials continue to fast track their planned dental hygiene program toward starting in August of 2010. “We’re in the process of hiring a director now,” said Richard Fleming, TNCC vice president for academic affairs.

Tentative plans called for the director to be hired by November and for that person to start working in March. But the search had to be reopened. “The committee has been formed, and will start getting together to review applications,” Fleming said. “We hope to have somebody on by February, but more likely it will be March.

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