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AAS Dental Hygiene Program Effectiveness

First Year Dental Hygiene Students 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Admission 44  40 44 40 40
Retention  39 37 39 39 38
Attrition 3 3 5 1 2


First Time Pass Rates for Dental Hygiene Licensure Exams

Date: NBDHE results
First time pass rate

(National Board Dental Hygiene Exam, must pass at a 75%)
ADEX results
First time pass rate

(Commission on Dental Competency Exam, patient clinical exam, must pass at a 75%)
2016 95% 92%
2017 92% 92%
2018 85% 92%
2019 90% 85%
2020 Ongoing due to COVID-19 restrictions 100% (Manikin Exam)