The application period for the DVC Dental Hygiene Program is from January 1 to February
28. All applicants must apply to DVC and receive a Student ID and Insite Portal login to access the Dental Hygiene Program
Science prerequisites must be completed within the past seven years.
Overall GPA for prerequisite coursework must be 2.75 or higher.
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
In progress coursework will not be accepted.
BIOSCI 139-Human Anatomy
BIOSCI 140-Human Physiology
BIOSCI 119-Fundamentals of Microbiology or BIOSCI 146-Principles of Microbiology
CHEM 108-Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 109-Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
An equivalent course must include Biochemistry
An integrated Inorganic, Organic, Biochemistry course will not satisfy this requirement
NUTR 160-Nutrition Science and Applications
General Education Prerequisites
COMM 120-Public Speaking or COMM 130-Small Group Communication
ENGL 122-First-Year College Composition and Reading
SOCIO 120-Introduction to Sociology
PSYCH 101-Introduction to Psychology or PSYCH 122-Psychology in Modern Life
MATH 135-College Algebra or MATH 142-Elementary Statistics with Probability, or higher-level
math course (CSU Area 4B or IGETC Area 2)
Dental Hygiene Procedures Observation
The Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene Program requires dental hygiene applicants
to observe an oral prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance appointment, and a non-surgical periodontal therapy appointment. These forms must be completed and
signed by a dentist and hygienist regardless of employment experience.
Official transcript from ALL colleges showing completion of all prerequisites must
be sent to DVC Admissions and Records by the application filing period closing date.
Exception: Transcripts from Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College or Contra
Costa College do not need to be sent.
It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure official transcripts have been received.
Electronic transcripts: Official transcripts can be sent to email@example.com from the granting institution or transcript vendor only. Transcripts sent from personal
or student email will not be considered.
Hard copy transcripts: Official unopened, sealed transcripts can be sent through USPS,
Fedex, or other carriers to DVC Admissions and Records, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant
Hill, CA. 94523. They can also be hand delivered to the Admissions and Records office
on the Pleasant Hill campus.