Utah College of Dental Hygiene

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Utah College of Dental Hygiene
UtahCollegeOfDentalHygieneLogo.jpg
Established 2005
Type Private, for-Profit
Director Kenneth Molen, DDS MA
Location Orem, UT
40°16′32″N 111°43′52″W / 40.27556°N 111.73111°W / 40.27556; -111.73111Coordinates: 40°16′32″N 111°43′52″W / 40.27556°N 111.73111°W / 40.27556; -111.73111
Website www.ucdh.edu

The Utah College of Dental Hygiene (UCDH), a division of Careers Unlimited, is a private, for-profit educational institution that specializes in dental hygiene education. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The dental hygiene program at Careers Unlimited was established in 2005 and was the first private dental hygiene program established in the state of Utah. Currently UCDH offers one specialized accelerated program; the 20 month Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene (BSDH). The Utah College of Dental Hygiene at Careers Unlimited is located at 1176 South 1480 West, Orem, Utah.

History[edit]

Fun with a life-sized tooth at UCDH, 2006.
Fun with a life-sized tooth at UCDH, 2006.

In 1997 a local Provo dentist Dr. Kenneth Molen opened Careers Unlimited L.L.C. with a program training dental assistants. The institution received its accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (currently ACCSC) in February 2000. In 2003 the college sought to establish initial accreditation for the program in dental hygiene and in 2005 the College began the dental hygiene program with its first class of 48 students. The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4650 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. Currently the program accepts 60 students per year and classes begin annually on a rotating schedule (January, May, or August).

Programs[edit]

Dental Hygiene (BSDH)

External links[edit]

Official site of the Utah College of Dental Hygiene at Careers Unlimited (http://www.ucdh.edu)

Commission on Dental Accreditation (http://www.ada.org/117.aspx)