Thank you for your interest in the Dental Hygiene program at Middlesex County College. The following is information that will help you in your decision to apply for the Dental Hygiene program:
Due to the nature of the clinical experiences in the Dental Hygiene program, students will be participating in a work environment that has the potential of exposure to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases. All students accepted into the Dental Hygiene program are provided with written policy and instruction on infection control protocol to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Policies and procedures on the dental hygiene program's infection control protocol are available to all applicants upon request.
A student is required to have a criminal background check performed with satisfactory results acceptable by college and the Dental Hygiene Department and/or participating clinical facility as a condition of admission, initial enrollment and/or continued enrollment. An offer of admission will not be final and enrollment not permitted until the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. Admission may be denied or rescinded or enrollment terminated based on the results of the criminal background check.
Students choosing a career in Dental Hygiene should have the following abilities in order to succeed in the program and gain employment in the field:
Have written and oral communication skills in the English language to effectively and accurately communicate with patients, peers, supervisors, families and other healthcare members.
Have sufficient visual acuity to accurately assess patient conditions and treat patients safely.
Have motor skills and strength capable of fine and delicate manipulations and adjustments of patient equipment. The student must have the physical capability to withstand prolonged hours in a sitting position and repetitive upper body motions.
Demonstrate acceptable affective behaviors required by health care employers such as maintaining excellent attendance and integrity and being able to work under pressure.
Comprehend and follow clinical policies and procedures related to the profession you choose.
To help answer your questions, Middlesex County College offers Health Technology Program Information Sessions through the Office of Admissions. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 732-906-4243 or email at
If you are unable to make one of the Information Sessions, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor who will be able to handle all dental hygiene applications.
The application process involves a series of steps coordinated by the Office of Admissions.
Please check the steps you need to follow by viewing the Dental Hygiene Checklist.