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Dental Hygiene Program Re-Accredited by Dental Commission

The Dental Hygiene Program at Middlesex County College has been granted a renewal of accreditation by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

“We’re all very proud of this achievement,” said Claire Pean, chair of the Dental Auxiliaries Department at MCC. “This was a strenuous process and we worked very hard on it. I think it shows the high quality of our program. The commission looked at all aspects of our program and approved. We are very pleased. We have wonderful faculty who prepare our students very well. Our graduates score extremely well on their national exams, and many go on for advanced degrees. Our students provide a variety of oral health services in the clinic including oral prophylaxis, x-rays, dental sealants, and oral hygiene instruction. We have many community outreach programs including Give Kids a Smile Day, when children can come in for dental work free of charge.”

Middlesex has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements,” which means the Commission had no questions or reservations about approving the program. This is the highest rating a program may obtain. The next site visit will be in 2019.