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Dental Hygiene


Dental hygiene is an in-demand job. Upon completion of the dental hygiene program, you will have a strong knowledge base and over 600 clinical hours of hands-on experience. Owens students are well prepared to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam and the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment exam.

Board Exams Passing Rates

Year National Board Dental Hygiene Exam Passing Rate Commission on Dental Competency Assessments Dental Hygiene Exam Passing Rate
2020 17/19 passed on the first attempt
0/1 passed on the second attempt
89%
0%
17/18 passed on the first attempt 94%
2019 19/19 passed on the first attempt 100% 12/19 passed on the first attempt
7/7 passed on 2nd attempt
63%
100%
2018 17/17 passed on the first attempt 100% 13/17 passed on the first attempt
4/4 passed on the 2nd attempt
76%
100%
2017 18/18 passed on the first attempt 100% 18/18 passed on the first attempt 100%
2016 18/18 passed on the first attempt 100% 18/18 passed on the first attempt 100%

The Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) has restrictions on granting licensure to individuals who have prior felony convictions or mental incompetence. Check the OSDB website for further information.

Gainful Employment and Employer Satisfaction

Year Gainful Employment Employer Satisfaction Survey Results
2020 95% of graduates are employed in Dental Hygiene 100% employer satisfaction
2019 100% graduates are employed in Dental Hygiene 100% employer satisfaction
2018 100% graduates are employed in Dental Hygiene 100% employer satisfaction
2017 100% graduates are employed in Dental Hygiene 100% employer satisfaction
2016 94% graduates are employed in Dental Hygiene 100% employer satisfaction

Owens Community College Dental Hygiene graduates are highly sought after for dental hygiene positions.  In 2020, many were offered signing bonuses.