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Dental Hygiene
PSB Information

The PSB (Psychological Services Bureau) Exam is specifically designed for those students entering education programs for health professions. The PSB Exam is comprised of a series of sub-tests that measure abilities, knowledge, and aptitudes considered important for successful performance of students in a health care program. Dental Hygiene applicants take the PSB for Health Occupations. The PSB is a timed examination which carries a fee. Please visit the CVCC Testing Center website for information on the PSB fee.

The PSB for Health Occupations is one of the Minimum Admission Requirements for the Dental Hygiene program at CVCC.  Applicants for Dental Hygiene must complete the PSB exam by the application deadline date for Dental Hygiene.  For complete details on scheduling and taking the PSB exam, refer to the Dental Hygiene Admission Packet.

Following is the series of the sub-tests which comprise the PSB Exam:

  • Academic Aptitude ( Verbal, Arithmetic, Non-Verbal)

  • Spelling

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Information in the Natural Sciences

  • Vocational Adjustment Index (scores in this area are NOT used in the Dental Hygiene Program's competitive admissions process.)

Scores achieved in the areas listed above, with the exception of the Vocational Adjustment Index, are just one of the criteria used for admission into the program.  (Results are not pass/fail.)

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Updated 04.29.2014: Content Editor