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 Dental Hygiene

Maureen Fannon, RDH, MS
Medical Director

Mission Statement

The mission of the Malcolm X College Dental Hygiene Program is to educate students to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to diverse populations using critical thinking and evidenced-based decision making.        

Dental Hygiene Profession 

Dental hygienists are licensed professionals who work under the supervision of a dentist to provide preventive oral health care to patients. Career opportunities include: private practice, public health, education, business and research. The bureau of labor statistics cites the average salary for a full-time dental hygienist with an Associate's degree is @ $74,070.       

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants are eligible to apply online once the following criteria have been met:       

  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the following prerequisite courses
    • Speech 101
    • Biology 121**, Biology 226** and Biology 227**
    • Microbiology 233**
    • ** All science courses must be taken within 5 years of applying to the Program
  • Be 18 years old
  • A graduate of an accredited high school or have earned a GED
  • Meet the general admissions requirements for City Colleges of Chicago including successful completion of all prerequisite courses for the Dental Hygiene Program
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 in all college level work
  • Submit to Office of Registrar Services all official college transcripts attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago
  • Mandatory 20 documented hours of observing a dental hygienist in clinical practice
  • Strongly encouraged that applicants attend a dental hygiene open house
    • September 18, 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. room 1103
    • October 16, 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. room 1103
    • November 13, 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. room 1103

​To Apply to Program: 

Non City Colleges of Chicago Students:  

All applicants must first apply to City Colleges of Chicago and submit to MXC Registrar Services 1 copy of each official grade transcript from all Colleges and Universities attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago.       

City Colleges of Chicago Students:  

The online application for CCC students will be available September 2019. The deadline to submit your online application for Summer 2020 is December 27, 2019. It is strongly encouraged that applicants submit their completed admissions packet BEFORE the final deadline of January 10, 2020.       

All applicants must complete the following:       

  • Program prerequisite courses
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.8
  • Submit high school or GED transcript
  • Submit to Office of Registrar Services all official college transcripts attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago
  • Apply to program in the student portal
  • Submit Admissions Packet (packet will be available September 2019)

It is encouraged that applicants complete all pre-requisite and general education courses prior to applying to the Program.        

Submitting Application within the Student Portal (

  • Under "My Academic Plan"
  • Within "Academic Planning"
  • Click "Selective Application"   

Visit our GPS page link below to view the complete dental hygiene curriculum.       

Credit Transfer of dental hygiene program courses - The acceptance of credits is at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. Dental hygiene courses at Malcolm X College are specifically designed for career preparation. Students must assume that the dental hygiene credits are not transferable to another institution.       

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