Program Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed prior to applying for admission to the program. “In Progress” work for the prerequisites will not be considered during the selection process.

Prerequisites
  • Anatomy 25 & Physiology 1 - Human Anatomy (4 units) & Human Physiology (4 units)
  • Chemistry 1A (5 units) & 1B (5 units) - General Chem & Chem Analysis
  • OR
  • Chemistry 2A(4 units) & 2B (4units) - General, Organic & Biochemistry 
  • Microbiology 2 - Microbiology (4 units)
  • Nutrition 11 - Human Nutrition (3 units)
  • English 1A - Reading & Composition (4 units)
  • Psychology 1 - Introductory Psychology (3 units)
  • Sociology 1 - Introductory Sociology (3 units)
  • Speech 1 - Fundamentals of Speech (3 units) OR                           Speech 10 Interpersonal Communication (3 units)
  • Humanities - See AS Degree requirements for list of options (Choose one class)
  • Intermediate Algebra - Math 131 equivalent or higher
  • Physical Education ( 2 units) - See AS Degree requirements for list of options (two courses)
  • US History (3 units) AND Political Science (3 units)

Required Coursework

Total 59.5 units required

  • Anat 115 Head & Neck Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology (3 units)
  • DH 101A  Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene (5 units)
  • DH 109 Dental Health Education, Communication, and Diversity (2 units)
  • DH 117 Dental Morphology and Occlusion (2 units)
  • DH 122 Medical Evaluation of Dental Hygiene Patients (2 units)
  • DH 101B Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice (5 units)
  • DH 105 Pathology (3 units)
  • DH 116 Dental Materials (2.5 units)
  • DH 141 Oral Radiology (3 units)
  • DH 104A Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice: Pain Control (2 units)
  • DH 107 Introduction to Oral Health Research (2 units)
  • DH 200A Direct Studies in Clinical Dental Hygiene (1 unit)
  • DH 104B Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice (7 units)
  • DH 108 Pharmacology (2 units)
  • DH 113A Periodontics (2 units)
  • DH 119A Community Health (2 units)
  • DH 200B Advanced Techniques in Clinical Dental Hygiene (1 unit)
  • DH 121 Clinical Practice in Alternative Settings (1 unit)
  • DH 104C Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice (7 units)
  • DH 111 Current Issues in Dental Hygiene (2 units)
  • DH 113B Advance Periodontics (1 unit)
  • DH 121 Clinical Practice in Alternative Settings (1 unit)

Recommended electives:

  • DH 200C Clinical Board Preparation (1 unit)
  • DH 119B Community Dental Health Lab (0.5 unit)
  • DH 120 Independent Study (1 unit)

Course Resources

Use the resources below to see full course descriptions and check on the availability of courses in a given semester.


This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.