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DENTAL HYGIENE CERTIFIICATE OPTION IS NOW AVAILABLE -

FOR U.S. ACCREDITED DEGREES ONLY......

NOTE: NO DENTAL COURSES OUTSIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY-ARE ACCEPTED INTO ANY ADE PROGRAMS.

A high school diploma or its recognized equivalency with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average (G.P.A.) and completion of six college level prerequisite courses are required. All basic skills requirements must have been completed prior to entry into the Program. Those persons who lack certain basic skills will have to complete the indicated remedial courses and demonstrate competence in all basic skills before beginning the Program in January. The following college level courses must be completed with a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.85 (C+) or above. Students are required to attend classes on both the Newark and Scotch Plains campuses as indicated by the assigned schedules each term. Please contact the affiliate college for testing dates and relative information.

  • English Composition I            3       
  • General Psychology I             3       
  • Anatomy and Physiology I     4     
  • Anatomy and Physiology II    4       
  • College Chemistry I               4      
  • Microbiology                          4       

Candidates for admission are rank ordered according to G.P.A. in the six (6) pre-requisite courses. Performance in additional college level course work and dental work experience are considered although not required for admission.

The following courses must also be completed with a minimum 2.0 GPA prior to start of dental courses in January:

  • Effective Speech
  • English Composition II
  • Math, college level Algebra
  • (please refer to each individual School of admission for Math required)
  • Intro to Sociology

Applicants to the program must FIRST be admitted to Brookdale Community College, Essex County College, Ocean County College, Raritan Valley Community College, Thomas Edison State College or Union County College, designating dental hygiene as the chosen course of study. The Application deadline is April 1st annually. Classes begin in January.

For further information and application for admission, please contact the community college of your choice:

  • Brookdale Community College                   (732) 224-2330
  • Essex County College                                (973) 877-1865
  • Ocean County College                               (732) 755-0400 ext. 2423
  • Raritan Valley Community College             (908) 256-1200 ext. 8629
  • Sussex County Community College           (973) 300-2108
  • Thomas Edison State College                    (888) 442-8372
  • Union County College                                (908) 709-7596

G.P.A. minimum requirement/credentialing requirement: A 2.85 cumulative grade-point average on all prerequisite courses for admissions. All courses are taught in English.

Additional Information:
For more information contact the Office of Enrollment Services - Admissions at (973) 972-5336 or via e-mail at shrpadm@umdnj.edu.   Additional program information is available at this website: http://shrp.rutgers.edu/programs/dh/index.html

For more specific information contact the program at:
Rutgers School of Health Related Professions
Allied Dental Education Department
Carolyn Breen, Program Director and Chairperson
1776 Raritan Road, Rm 410A
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone:(908) 889-2504 E-mail:breen@shrp.rutgers.edu 

 

 
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