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Nicolet College Dental Hygiene students post 100 percent pass rate on licensing exams

May 20, 2015

The first class of Dental Hygiene students at Nicolet College set the bar high for future classes by posting a 100 percent pass rate on two licensing exams.

The Dental Hygiene National Board exam and the Central Regional Dental Testing Service exam include both written testing and a practical, skills-based assessment. Students must pass the exams to become licensed dental hygienists.

All five students will receive their two-year associate degree diplomas from Nicolet this spring.

“These students helped pioneer the program when it started two years ago and its very exciting to see all of them pass the licensing exams,” said Lenore Blemke, dean of Health Occupations at Nicolet. “It’s a true testament to their hard work, dedication, and level of professionalism that they will take with them as they begin their careers as dental hygienists.”

The college’s Dental Hygiene program began with the initial efforts of Dr. Paco Fralick to build The Peter Christensen Dental Clinic in Lac du Flambeau. The clinic now provides a space and equipment for students to learn and serve the community. The program is accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation.

Anyone interested in Nicolet’s Dental Hygiene program can contact the college’s Welcome Center at (715) 365-4493, TTY 711, for information.