Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting

The additional requirements for admission to the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs are listed in the Application Policies and Procedures packets and on the WCC website Also, upon admission to the Dental Programs, an applicant must submit:

  1. Verification of physical and emotional health on the Student Medical Form.
  2. Documentation of required immunizations.
  3. Certification and documentation of having received the first of three required Vaccines for Hepatitis B (prior to new student orientation).
  4. Proof of current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR for the adult, child & infant certification (AHA recommended).

Note: Any candidate for admission to the Dental Hygiene program should be aware that if he or she has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or gross immorality, the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, depending upon the nature of the offense, may choose to deny the candidate licensure to practice Dental Hygiene according to Section 90-30 of the Dental Practice Act of the State of North Carolina.

Note: Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) national exam applications contain three background information questions that exam candidates are required to answer. Failure to answer the questions will result in the exam application being returned as incomplete. Candidates must submit documentation with his/her completed exam application related to each affirmative response. DANB will review the documentation and make a case-by-case determination, in consultation with legal counsel, as to the candidate’s eligibility to test, earn certification, or recertify. Dependent on specific disclosures made, DANB reserves the right to bring individuals for review under DANB’s Disciplinary Policy & Procedures.