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Program Description

The commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the US Department of Education, accredits the Dental Hygiene program. Completion of the two-year program qualifies the student to take the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination and the California Dental Hygiene State Board Licensure Examination required for licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist.*

* Please be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony or a crime, the Dental Hygiend Committee of California (DHCC) may deny you a license. If you have any questions concerning this issue, contact the
Dental Hygiend Committee of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2050, Sacramento, CA 95815. 
916-263-1978, Fax: 916-263-2688,
or Email: dhccinfo@dca.ca.gov

The program includes courses such as Clinical Dental Hygiene, Dental Radiology, General and Oral Pathology, Expanded Functions for the Dental Hygienist, Educational Theories in Dental Hygiene Education, and Community Dental Health. These are but a few of the courses in the program. The program admits 20 students per year.

Students interested in dental hygiene need a background in the basic sciences, English, Psychology, and Speech. Dental hygienists are primary oral health care providers, practicing in areas of clinical practice, research, public health, and oral health care education.

This is a special admissions program. For information, contact

For admission inquiries, contact
Office of Admissions & Records

 For academic advisement, email
or schedule an appointment with a counselor
at 510-723-7013

Applications to the program are available November 15th of each year and the deadline for submission is January 29th. Applications must be postal mailed and postmarked no later than January 29th (please note that the post office is closed on Sundays).

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    Phone: (510) 723-6600 | Last updated on 11/12/2015