Application deadline for KCC Dental Hygiene Program is March 1

Dental Hygiene students work in the College's Dental Hygiene Clinic.

The deadline to apply for Kellogg Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program beginning this fall is Thursday, March 1.

KCC’s two-year Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and prepares graduates for licensure as Registered Dental Hygienists, licensed to clean teeth and perform dental exams at the direction of a dentist. Students spend a significant amount of time gaining hands-on experience by working in the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on campus in Battle Creek.

Completion of KCC’s Dental Hygiene Program results in an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene and makes graduates eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination and the regional American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) Dental Hygiene Examination, through which they can earn industry recognized professional credentials.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median pay for dental hygienists as $72,910 per year as of 2016 – the latest year data is available – projecting 20 percent growth in the industry through 2026.

Admission to KCC’s Dental Hygiene Program is competitive, and just 20 students are admitted to the program during a limited open-application period each year. For more information about the program, visit Additional information also is available by contacting KCC’s Selective Admissions office at or 269-965-4153.

Additional health programs at KCC

The application periods for KCC’s 2018-19 Nursing Program and Allied Health programs including Physical Therapist Assistant and Radiography are also open, but for a limited time with deadlines approaching.

Application deadlines for each program, listed in chronological order, are as follows:

Admission to the KCC health programs listed above is selective, and each program has its own admission process and a limited application period each year. Applicants seeking admission into KCC’s health programs must first fill out a general KCC application and complete the required courses for each program before submitting a program-specific application.

For detailed information about admission to each Allied Health program, including links to applications and information about courses, visit For information about admission to the Nursing Program, visit

Additional information also is available by contacting KCC’s Selective Admissions office at or 269-965-4153.

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