AAS Dental Hygiene Program Effectiveness

First Year Dental Hygiene Students 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Admission 44 44 44  40 44 40
Retention 39 42  39 37 39 39
Attrition  5 2 3 3 5 1


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%)
2013 95% 92%
2014 97% 89%
2015 91% 93%
2016 95% 92%
2017 92% 92%
2018 85% 92%
2019 90% 85%