Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.
The course is a 2 credit hour internship requiring 90 hours of observation of a Dentist or Dental Hygienist.
What are the benefits of a Pre-Dental Hygiene Internship?
Students completing HPR 180 are awarded points on their
Dental Hygiene Qualification & Ranking Sheet (PDF)
This improves the chance that you will get into the Dental Hygiene program at CNCC. It also gives the Dental Hygiene faculty at CNCC an additional chance to know more about you as they read your daily journal and final report.
What is required to complete a Pre-Dental Hygiene Internship?
Download a copy of the course syllabus (also located on the right),and read about the requirements of HPR 180.
Contact a Dental Office and request to shadow a Dental Hygienist
You and the Dentist must complete the Memorandum of Understanding and send them to the Internship Director (contact information below) before the Internship begins.
Observe a Dentist or Dental Hygienist at a Dental Office for 90 hours and keep a Daily Journal.
When you have completed your Internship you need to:
Give an Evaluation Form to the Dental Hygienist you shadowed, and have them fill the form out and mail it to the Internship Director.
Write a final/summary report.
Send your daily journal and summary report to the Internship Director.
Make sure you are registered for the course (see above). If you are not registered for the course you will not recieve a grade or Verification form.
Students may complete an Internship at anytime, however, you can only register for the course in Fall or Spring semester. If you do not know which semester you will finish in, you may register for the course after completion of the Internship. The CRN number for Spring 2014 is 31565. Register for HPR180 at: (Crossroads)
The final step in the process, once all forms above have been turned in and evaluated, is to verify your Internship on your Dental Hygiene Application. You will be mailed/faxed/emailed (your preference) a Verification of Pre-Dental Hygiene Internship Form signed by the Internship Director which should be attached to your Dental Hygiene Application.
Contacting the HPR 180 Director
If you have any questions concerning the Pre-Dental Hygiene Internship please contact the Internship Director below.
Dr. Jay McLaughlin
500 Kennedy Drive
Rangely, CO 81846
Phone: 1-180-562-1105 ext. 254