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Our Dental programs provide students with learning opportunities that enable them to obtain licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist or Registered Dental Assistant, and empowers them to succeed in a changing healthcare environment.

Why Dental at GRCC

  • Our Dental programs provide students with learning opportunities that enable them to attain licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist or Registered Dental Assistant.
  • This program is designed to provide the credits necessary for transferability for a bachelor's degree.
  • GRCC's Dental Programs prepare individuals to take the program’s corresponding licensing exams in the state of Michigan, upon program completion. Graduates who wish to practice either Dental Hygiene or Dental Assisting in other states should review the licensure requirements for each state through their individual state board of dentistry and licensing bureau.

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Contact Info

Need a Dental Clinic Appointment?

To make an appointment in the Dental Clinic, please call (616) 234-4237.

Visit the Dental Clinic webpage for more information regarding services provided and hours of operation.

Future students - How to apply

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Apply to GRCC

Your first step to becoming a Dental student is to apply to GRCC as a degree seeking student in the Health and Exercise Sciences Pathway.
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Become a Dental student

Step two, complete the Health Admissions Application selecting Dental program. Contact Health Admissions with questions at


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Affirmative Action Statement

No student at Grand Rapids Community College is to be insulted, embarrassed, harassed, ridiculed, intimidated or in any way made to feel discriminated against because of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religious preference, handicap or ethnic background.

Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination Statement

Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam Era veteran, and/or any other legally protected class not heretofore mentioned, in any of its education programs and activities, including admissions and employment. The above measures, in conjunction with other related state laws and the College’s policies and procedures, will assure all individuals opportunity for consideration or redress of complaints of illegal discrimination. 

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and American Disabilities Act information may be obtained from the: Human Resources Department Grand Rapids Community College 143 Bostwick Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 234-3972


Alicia Veliz-Figuero
The faculty at GRCC were amazing. They just went above and beyond, and I always knew I could count on them when I needed that extra push or encouragement.
Alicia Veliz-Figuero, A.A.A.S./Dental Hygienist program

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