Students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program can expect to take a variety of courses that will prepare them for their licensing exams. These classes range from Head and Neck Anatomy to Advanced Periodontics and Topics in Dental Hygiene. Students will also get hands-on experience in our Community Dental Hygiene Clinic. Upon completion of our program students will be awarded an Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
To be eligible for enrollment into the dental hygiene program, applicants must complete the specified prerequisite courses prior to submitting an application. All science prerequisite courses must be taken within the last seven years. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in all science courses, English, and communication studies with an overall GPA of 2.5 in all college-degree applicable courses is necessary.
Students complete the DVC Dental Hygiene program in a specific order as a cohort. The program begins in May with an Orientation and takes two years to complete including summer courses. Students will rotate to the Native American Health Center and OLE Health providing dental hygiene services as enrichment experiences in the second year. See the catalog for prerequisite and program course information.
To see the current or upcoming Dental Hygiene classes, view our searchable schedule.
We know that navigating degrees requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.
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