Dental Information and Resources | Thomas Nelson Community College

Dental Information and Resources

Dental Hygiene Program Information

  • Associate degree program
  • Competitive
  • Starts every August
  • 5 semesters
  • Size: 10 students

 

Competitive Ranking Criteria:

  • Grades in science courses
  • Completion of co-requisites
  • TEAS scores
  • Previous dental experience
  • Military veteran
  • Previous degree

 

Apply January 15 to March 1st
https://tncc.edu/health/dental/apply

 

Application Requirements

  • Attend information session
  • May be available online or in-person
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Math placement: qualify for MTH 154 or higher
  • SDV 101 or equivalent Grade: C or better
  • ENG 111 or higher grade: C or better grades
    BIO 141 or 145, BIO 150, and CHM 101: B or better
  • TEAS: Must score at least in the 45th percentile in English, Reading, Math & Science    

Application Materials

  • Online application to college
  • Chair-side Assisting Clinical Work Experience Form (if applicable)
  • Resume/Work Experience
  • Two references (Faculty/Professional)
  • DANB Certification (if applicable)
  • TEAS scores report
  • DD214 (if applicable)

  • Students must complete the application requirements by the deadline to apply
  • Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee acceptance
  • Top 25 applicants will be asked to complete an interview
  • Application periods open at midnight on the start date and close at 11:59 pm on the end date
  • English and Math placement scores are good for 5 years; TEAS scores are good for 3 years
  • College Science courses (BIO, CHM) must have been taken within past 10 years unless otherwise stated