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Dental Health Programs

Dental Health Department Mission Statement:

The Dental Health Department seeks to prepare students as dental professionals who have the skills required to be competent members of the dental care team, deliver quality dental health care to the public, have the knowledge to pass national licensure and certification examinations and are committed to professional development through life-long learning.

Accredited Programs:

Both the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Accreditation Status: Approval without Reporting Requirements
Last Accreditation Visit: 2011
Next Accreditation Visit: 2018

What does a Dental Assistant do?

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting may be for you. (More from the ADA)

What does a Dental Hygienist do?

If you like helping people, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and are interested in helping to prevent disease while assisting patients to maintain their health, a career as a dental hygienist may be for you. Dental hygienists are important members of the dental health care team who work with dentists in the delivery of dental care to patients. Hygienists use their knowledge and clinical skills to provide dental hygiene care for patients. They use their interpersonal skills to motivate and instruct patients on methods to prevent oral disease and to maintain oral health. (More from the RIDA)

IMPORTANT

*Participation in either dental program potentially exposes students to infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous materials, and ionizing radiation.

Contact Information

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Admissions Info Sessions

Kathleen J. Gazzola
Chair, Dental Health
Director, Dental Hygiene
Flanagan Campus
Room 2374
Tel: 401-333-7227
Fax: 401-333-7146
kgazzola@ccri.edu

ADMISSIONS INFO

Adam Moreau
Admissions Officer
Tel: 401-333-7471
apmoreau@ccri.edu

WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGER

Kerri H. Friel
Director, Dental Assisting
Flanagan Campus

Room 2372

Tel:
401-333-7277
kfriel@ccri.edu

This page developed and maintained by Dental Health Programs. Send comments and suggestions to kfriel@ccri.edu .

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Last Updated: 9/27/17