Dental Hygiene
Contact Information
Missy Abel
Program Director
dentalhygiene@csn.edu
Dental Assisting
Contact Information
Carole Brew
Program Director
(702) 651-5851
carole.brew@csn.edu

ATTENTION: Students applying for the 2017 Dental Hygiene AS Degree Selection

As of September 1, 2015 the TEAS registration policies and procedures have changed.

Test registration instructions will be posted by September 1, 2016. Fall 2017 test dates will be posted in the TEAS Exam Information and Registration Form Packet. This packet is located under the TEAS Exam Information and Registration Form link in the Admission Requirements section for the Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene down below.

Test registration is delayed and will be posted shortly.

Please note: The 3 month test policy has been waived at this time.


Program Links

Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene (Associates Degree)
Dental Hygiene (Bachelors Degree)


About Dental Assisting

This program prepares students for a successful career as a vital member of the dental healthcare team, in private dental offices, specialty dental offices, health clinics, public health departments, educational programs and other settings. Students must be 18 years old, have a High School Diploma or a GED.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is a Limited Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet

What to Expect

Students can pursue this program full time or part time.
Lectures and labs are scheduled on campus.
Clinical externship requires a total of 300 hours of supervised clinic experiences in selected private practices and public clinics.


About Dental Hygiene (Assoicates Degree)

The Associate of Science degree is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a dental hygienist. Students must have good eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity to allow accurate use of dental instruments in the mouth during direct patient care.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is a Limited Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet

What to Expect

The Associate of Science students are full time students. Lectures and labs are on campus. Students participate in the treatment of patients at the Dental Hygiene Clinic on campus


About Dental Hygiene (Bachelors Degree)

The Bachelor of Science Degree is available to students with a degree from an accredited dental hygiene program. The program offers an education and public health track.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is a Limited Entry Program
Admission Requirements

What to Expect

The Bachelor of Science program is online and students can be full or part time.

Nature of Work

The Dental Assistant functions as a member of the dental healthcare team by routinely performing the following functions:

  • Performing laboratory procedures
  • Exposing & processing dental radiographs
  • Preparing dental materials
  • Assisting dentist with procedures

Most Dental Assistants are employed in private dental offices or managed care clinics.


Program Description

The Dental Assisting Program is taught in the Health Sciences Center at the Charleston Campus of the College of Southern Nevada. It is designed for the working student who has the option of either following the suggested curriculum sequence or completing the course work on a part-time basis.

The Clinical Dental Assistant may complete the curriculum sequence in 2 semesters on a full-time basis or 3 semesters for those pursuing the program part-time. Note: The full-time schedule is dependent upon the number of openings available.


Accreditation

The program in dental assisting 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. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

2015 Site Visit scheduled for March 3rd & 4th


Certificate of Achievement Course Requirements

Clinical Dental Assisting Course Sheet
Career Guide and Approximate Costs
Selection Criteria

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Dental Assisting Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.


Admission Requirements

This is a Limited Entry Program, therefore, an application for admission must be submitted to the Limited Entry office by the application deadline. All prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. Applicants are notified of their acceptance by the Limited Entry office.

Taking the Dexterity and Spatial Tests
WorkKeys Assessment and Registration Information
Preparing for the WorkKeys Assessment


Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Student's First Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
How to Transfer Credits to CSN From Other Colleges

Nature of Work

The Dental Hygienist is a licensed, professional member of the health care team who integrates the roles of educator, consumer advocate, practitioner, manager, change agent, and researcher to support total health through the promotion of oral health and wellness. Most Dental Hygienists work as integral members of the dental team in private dental offices, but many provide preventive and educational services in hospitals, military installations, and schools.


Program Description

The Dental Hygiene Program at the College of Southern Nevada is a two-year course of study (88 credit hours). It is located at the Charleston Campus in the Health Sciences Center(HSC), at the intersection of Torrey Pines and West Charleston. The HSC features a contemporary Dental Hygiene Clinic equipped with the latest in radiology facilities, dental units, ultrasonic scaling devices, hands-off washing stations, and disinfection and sterilization capabilities. Classrooms offer state-of-the-art visual equipment and laboratory facilities. Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program must complete the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and a clinical examination conducted by a state or regional board to become licensed to practice.


Accreditation

The CSN 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. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.


Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines (Associate of Science)
Career Guide and Approximate Costs (Associate of Science)
Selection Criteria
DH Observation Report Record


Admission Requirements

This is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, an application for admission must be submitted by the application deadline and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. This material is reviewed using selection criteria set by the program. Applicants are notified of their standing by the Limited Entry office.


As of September 1, 2015, ONLY CSN Dental Hygiene Applicants are allowed to register for the TEAS Exam. The Kaplan Test will NOT be accepted for admissions into the Dental Hygiene Program for the 2016 selection. The DH TEAS registration process has changed and the 3 month retake policy no longer applies. Please follow the link below to access the NEW TEAS Registration and Exam Information Packet:

Taking the Dexterity and Spatial Tests
TEAS Exam Information and Registration Form

NOTE: Students who have taken the TEAS exam from another state and/or institution must have all their scores officially transferred to CSN BEFORE their specified application deadline. An unofficial copy must also be presented with their limited entry application packet.


Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Student's First Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
How to Transfer Credits to CSN From Other Colleges

Please note that ALL available information on the Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene is currently posted on this website.

Nature of Work

The Dental Hygienist is a licensed, professional member of the health care team who integrates the roles of educator, consumer advocate, practitioner, manager, change agent, and researcher to support total health through the promotion of oral health and wellness. Most Dental Hygienists work as integral members of the dental team in private dental offices, but many provide preventive and educational services in hospitals, military installations, and schools.


Program Description

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene allows dental hygiene professionals to expand their knowledge, roles and responsibilities within the field of education, or dental public health administration. ***Accreditation*** The BSDH program is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and is a college transferable degree. .

The Bachelor of Science Program allows registered dental hygienists the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree on a part-time or full-time basis given their individual needs, previous education and experience. The degree allows graduates the opportunity to build upon their current knowledge, enhance their current professional role and advance to broader careers to meet Nevada's growing public health and education needs.

College of Southern Nevada's baccalaureate graduates will be qualified for an array of challenging career opportunities in public health, administration, teaching, research, management and related fields.

The program can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.


Estimated Tuition & Fees for 31 credits:

Visit http://www.csn.edu/pages/629.asp for the current fee schedule. *If you are a nonresident student, please note the additional fees for taking 7 credits or more per semester.


Dental Hygiene at CSN (Bachelor of Science)

Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines (Bachelor of Science)
Selection Criteria
Admission Requirements
Guided Pathway - Part-time
Forms (Transfer Credit, Graduation Application, Transcript Request)