For the fourth consecutive year, an impressive 100 percent of the graduates of M State’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs have passed their national board examinations.
Dental Hygiene students must pass the National Board of Dental Hygiene Examination, a measure used to assist state boards in determining the qualifications of dental hygienists who apply for licensure to practice dental hygiene. Dental Assisting graduates must pass the Dental Assisting National Board.
Both dental hygienists and dental assistants also must apply to the state where they wish to be licensed and pass that state’s exam law.
“Our program is rigorous, and the students work hard to achieve this goal,” said Dr. Thomas Boe, director of M State’s Dental Program.
There are 64 students enrolled in the combined hygiene and assisting programs, which are located on M State’s Moorhead campus.