At the Great Falls College MSU Dental Clinic, the safety of our patients and students is our priority. While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana. We are monitoring the developments of the coronavirus disease through the CDC and taking the suggested measures to ensure the health and safety of our community following local and national guidelines. We currently practice all universal precautions recommended by the CDC for infection control.
For your safety and the safety of our faculty, staff and students—if you have an upcoming dental appointment and you're not feeling well, please call to reschedule your appointment.
Prior to your appointment and treatment, our dental hygiene providers will be asking you travel-related questions about areas identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC has provided the following tips for the general public to help prevent the spread of coronavirus:
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water or, at a minimum, alcohol-based sanitizer, which may be less effective than soap and water.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow shirtsleeve.
- Get your flu shot and stay up-to-date on other routine immunizations.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, doorknobs, handrails, etc.
If you should need to reschedule your appointment, please contact the dental clinic at (406) 771-4364 or your dental hygiene student.
Welcome to the Great Falls College MSU Dental Hygiene program’s website. We are very proud of this program and thank you for your interest; hopefully the following information will enlighten you about our program and the profession.
Great Falls College MSU dental hygiene program has been in existence since 2002. There are currently 15 seniors and 16 juniors enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program. Each fall the program accepts 18 students so our program is fairly small. The smallness is advantageous to our students, allowing more individualized attention and a greater amount of hands on experience. Of course, with all advantages there are disadvantages; limited enrollment lends itself to a competitive student selection process.
With an increase in population growth and a greater retention of natural teeth, the access to dental care is more important than ever. Making a commitment to becoming a dental health care professional will not prove to be just a job but a lifelong fulfilling career. Thank you for your interest in our dental hygiene program.
Accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
The Dental Hygiene Program at Great Falls College MSU has undergone an accreditation process through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). CODA granted the dental hygiene program the accreditation status of “approval without reporting.” The next site visit will be 2025.
LAST SITE VISIT DATE: October 2 & 3, 2018