Summary of Factual Information

INSTITUTION: Lake Superior College

Summary of Factual Information

on the Dental Hygiene Program

The purpose of providing the following information is to give the reader of the completed self-study document a brief summary of critical factual information about the dental hygiene program.


a. Number of classes admitted annually: 1

b. Current enrollment: Maximum enrollment:

1st year students: 20 1st year students: 20
2nd year students: 20 2nd year students: 20

if applicable:

3rd year students: NA 3rd year students: NA
4th year students: NA 4th year students: NA


a. Name of term: Semester

b. Number of terms: 4

c. Number of weeks per term: 16

d. Total number of weeks: 64

e. Award granted at completion: A.A.S. Dental Hygiene

f. Degree granting institution: Lake Superior College

g. Credit-to-clock hour ratio for: lecture:1:1; laboratory:1:2; clinic: 1:2


a. Identify program(s) which share facilities with the dental hygiene program, e.g., dental assisting, dental laboratory technology, nursing.

The LSC dental hygiene program shares facilities with the Lake Superior Community Dental Clinic, physical therapy assistant program, and radiology technology program.

b. Number of clinical treatment units: 12

c. Number of radiography units: 3

Program faculty:

a. Number of dental hygienists

Full-time: 2 Part-time: 3

b. Number of dentists

Full-time: 0 Part-time: 10

c. Number of dental assistants

Full-time: 0 Part-time: 0

d. Number of other faculty

Full-time: 0 Part-time: 0

Setting/Curriculum Delivery

a. Briefly describe the setting in which the dental hygiene program occurs. List all sites where basic clinical education occurs.

The dental hygiene program is in a combined community/technical college setting in Duluth, Minnesota. Lake Superior College is in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). All program lecture, lab, and clinic courses are held at Lake Superior College.

b. If all or part of the dental hygiene curriculum is delivered through distance education technologies (e.g., compressed video), and/or non-traditional methods, please provide a description.

None of the dental hygiene curriculum is delivered through distance education and/or non-traditional methods.

Financial Support

a. Total direct cost budgeted for current fiscal year: $506,570