Dental Hygiene

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Our first class graduated from Monroe Community College in 1965. We average between 30 and 40 graduates per year. Almost all of our program graduates meet their employment expectations.

Did You Know?

The job outlook for Dental Hygienists is favorable with a median income of $66,570. (National Occupational Employment & Wage Study, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Admission Requirements

To be a qualified applicant, The following entrance requirements for Dental Hygiene must be met:

  • High school algebra or MTH 098 at MCC or equivalent/higher college level math with a grade of "C" or better
  • High school biology/living environment or BIO 120, BIO 133*, BIO 142, BIO 144, or BIO 155 at MCC or equivalent transfer credit with a grade of "C" or better.  Note: If applicant chooses to take the BIO 142/143 or BIO 144/145 sequence, he/she will need the prerequisite of BIO 132 (lab) and BIO 133 (lecture).
  • High school chemistry or CHE 100, CHE 124, CHE 145, or CHE 151 at MCC or equivalent transfer credit with a grade of "C" or better
  • Refer to this document for competitive admission information

Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus
Building 8, Room 434
Hours: M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Phone: (585) 292-2038
Fax: (585) 292-3834

David Lawrence, Prog. Director, (585)292-2761
Erica Zeh, Clinic Manager, (585)292-2768
Patty Giblin, Clinic Secretary, (585)292-2774
Mary Jo Toepfer, Dept. Secretary, (585)292-2766
Maureen Tompkins, Online Secretary, (585)292-2769