Apply to the Dental Hygiene Program

The application period for the DVC Dental Hygiene Program is January 1 - February 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Application Requirements

  • Prerequisite coursework
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher for Science, English, and Communications prerequisites
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Dental Hygiene Procedures Observation
  • Submission of a complete Application Packet

Note: All science prerequisites need to be completed within the last seven years.

Dental Hygiene Procedures Observation

Option 1: Dental Office Observation

The Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene Program requires our prospective dental hygiene students to observe an oral prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance appointment, and a nonsurgical periodontal therapy appointment. This form must be completed and signed by the dentist/hygienist regardless of employment experience of the prospective applicant.

Download Observation form for 2021

Option 2: Video Observation with Reflection

We understand the difficulty some applicants are having in completing the dental office observation due to restrictions caused by COVID19.  During the pandemic we will allow the option to view videos of dental hygiene procedures and write a reflective paper. Applicants will need to follow the instruction provided to take advantage of this option.

Download Video Observation Instructions

Our goal is that our applicants will be better informed regarding their chosen career path.

Dental Hygiene Application

Download 2021 Dental Hygiene Application

To apply
  • Hand deliver your complete application packet to the Admissions and Records Office by 5:00 p.m. on February 26, 2021.
  • Mail your complete application packet, postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on February 26, 2021 to:

Diablo Valley College
Admissions and Records Office/Dental Hygiene Application
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Note: All information should be submitted in one envelope.  Information received in separate mailings will not be considered. You may send your application USPS Certified if desired.

You will be contacted in mid-April with acceptance, denial, or rank on the alternate list. Those accepted will be required to attend an Orientation Course in late April/ early May. The program begins with a 3 week Summer Session in June.

Advisory to students

DVC Dental Programs follow the CDC Recommendations for Immunizations of Healthcare Workers.  Students will need to be immunized before entering the Dental Hygiene Program.

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Contact Dental Hygiene

Chair: Tonette Steeb
Telephone: 925-969-2658
Office location: LHS-108 Campus map