Licensure

Licensure is a means of protecting the public from unqualified individuals and unsafe practice. Steps required to earn a license (in most states) include graduation from an accredited Dental Hygiene Program; successful completion of the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination; successful completion of a clinical regional or state board examination; and written state law examination.

Students are eligible to sit for these examinations during the 5th and final semester of the curriculum. Licensure to practice  Dental  Hygiene in the State of Ohio is regulated by the Ohio  State  Dental  Practice  Act and administered by the Ohio State Dental Board.

Sinclair Community College's accreditation was renewed with an "unconditional approval" following a site visit by the American Dental Association in 2006. This accreditation is valid through 2013.

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.