Dental Hygiene


The Salt Lake Community College program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Salt Lake Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

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Accreditation Liaison Officer: 


Barbara Grover, 
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness Division

Dental Hygiene Program Five Year Outcomes Reporting: 

Class of  Graduation Rate NBDHE WREB-DH WREB-LA
2014 93% 100% 93% 100%
2013 86% 100% 92% 100%
2012 93% 100% 100% 100%
2011 95% 100% 86% 100%
2010 100% 100% 90% 96%
5 Year Average 93% 100% 92% 99%

*All information presented above indicates first time pass rates

Key:  NBDHE  National Board Dental Hygiene Examination

         WREB-DH  Western Regional Examining Board, Clinical-Dental Hygiene

         WREB-LA   Western Regional Examining Board, Clinical-Local Anesthesia