Apply to the Dental Hygiene Program

Dental office observation

The Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene Program requires our prospective dental hygiene students to observe the following dental related procedures to gain an understanding of dental and dental hygiene practices. We appreciate your time in allowing students to observe you in your workplace. Our goal is that our applicants will be better informed regarding their chosen career path. This form must be completed and signed by the dentist/hygienist regardless of employment experience of the prospective applicant.

Download Observation form for 2020

Application period for this program is January 1 – February 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Before applying, you must have:

  • completed the prerequisite courses
  • a science/english/communication prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher

Note: All science prerequisites must have been completed within the last seven years. Application requirements for the 2020 application period will be changing. All general education courses must be completed prior to applying to the program during the 2020 application period. Please see "Application Information" for more details.

To apply you must:

  • mail the application packet to the address below, and
  • have it postmarked by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2020, and
  • include all documentation in one envelope, or
  • hand deliver your application packets to the Admissions and Records Office by February 15, 2020.

Note: information received in separate mailings will not be considered. You may purchase a Certificate of Mailing from the US Post Office, if desired. 


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

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

Diablo Valley College will work with local health officers to help the prevention and control of communicable diseases in students and comply with any immunization programs required by State Department of Health Services regulations. Review our Infectious Disease Policy for more information.

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Contact Dental Hygiene

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