Rangely College’s (Colorado Northwestern Community College) School of Dental Hygiene was established in September of 1962, and graduated their first class in 1964, forty-three years after the beginning of hygiene in Colorado.
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The Community College of Denver was the fourth site for establishing an A.A.S. Dental Hygiene program on both the Auraria campus and utilizing the Lowery Air Force Base dental clinic. The first class of 18 was admitted in the fall of 1996.
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Pueblo, Colorado was the next site for a School of Dental Hygiene when the University of Southern Colorado offered the course in 1976.
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Concorde Career Colleges is the newest dental hygiene program in Colorado and has received accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
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The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine announced that future admissions to the dental hygiene program are being suspended indefinitely. The final class of CU dental hygiene students graduated in May of 2009. The prospect of the program re-opening in the future is uncertain and pending re-evaluation.