A dental hygienist is a licensed oral health professional who provide education, clinical, and therapeutic services in a variety of settings within a changing health care system, and a culturally diverse society. Procedures include but are not limited to oral health assessments, dental radiography, oral health education, removal of soft and hard deposits from teeth, local anesthesia, and sealant placement.
Information Session for Applicants
Join us virtually on Zoom.
In this session you will learn about:
- Program overview
- Application process
- Financial aid
- Clinical dental hygienist
- Public health dental hygienist
Career opportunities with additional education
- Registered dental hygienist in alternative practice
- Corporate sales representative
- Product researcher
- Dental hygiene educator
- Oral health administrator
Dental Hygiene Degrees
Associate in science degree
About the DVC Dental Hygiene Program
The DVC Dental Hygiene curriculum requires two consecutive academic years including Summer. Students complete the program as a cohort. The program includes classroom, clinical, and laboratory instruction as well as hands-on experience providing dental hygiene services in the DVC Community Dental Hygiene Clinic. The program has a robust patient pool, but students also need to recruit patients for their learning experience.
Entrance into the Dental Hygiene Program is highly competitive with enrollment limited to 20 students. To be eligible, students must complete the specified prerequisite courses prior to submitting an application. Applications for acceptance to the dental hygiene program are accepted from January 1 to February 28. The program begins with an Orientation course the following April and May.
Find out when enrollment starts and the steps to apply to the program.
DVC offers affordable preventive oral health services in our Community Dental Hygiene Clinic.
If you are an employer looking to hire one of our qualified Dental Hygiene graduates please visit the Career Center the to post your position.
Meet our dedicated faculty and staff.
Read what some of our alumni are doing after graduating from the program.
- Dental Hygiene Brochure
- American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)
- California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA)
- Central Regional Dental Testing (CRDTS) Services
- Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
- Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC)
- Student American Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA)
- Western Regional Examination Board (WREB)
- Dental Assisting program
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