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 Dental Hygiene

Maureen Fannon, RDH, MS
Medical Director




  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Noon
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 1:00 p.m​.                     

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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 entering 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
    • Attend a Dental Hygiene open house during Fall 2021​


​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:     

All applicants must complete the following prior to receiving the link to the online application:                                           

      • 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

It is encouraged that applicants complete general education courses prior to applying to the Program.                                                      

Step 1: Submitting Application within the Student Portal (

      • Click on Academic Records    

      • Click on Selective Application    

      • Click on Proceed    

      • Click on Apply and then confirm by clicking on YES for the application    

      • The deadline to apply and complete Step 1 is Monday, December 27, 2021​​​​   



​Step 2: Submitting Dental Hygiene Application

      • Students who meet the minimum admissions requirement will receive a link to the online dental hygiene application via e-mail starting late October
      • The online application is a series of questions related to academic and personal history. Please upload your interview of a practicing dental hygienist to the online application. (See Interview questions 2022 application link on homepage)​
      • Please see FAQ link for instructions
      • The deadline to submit the online application is Friday, January 21, 2022​

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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