The Dental Hygiene Program
Our Dental Hygiene Associate in Science (AS) degree program is a two-year program that prepares you to work as a dental hygienist. You will study the biological basis of the health of the teeth and oral cavity, as well as procedures used to prevent decay and to maintain dental health. After completing the program and achieving your license, you will have job opportunities that include working as a licensed dental hygienist in dental offices, public clinics, schools, industry, and research and community health centers.
- Program Length:
Two years (full-time)
- Program Completion:
- Certificate of Achievement
- Associate in Science Degree
- Eligible for California Licensure Exam
- Program Accreditation:
What is a Dental Hygienist?
A Dental Hygienist works as part of a dental team. They clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases, and provide preventative dental care. Additionally, Dental Hygienists develop educational services for individuals or groups, to aid in the understanding of oral disease. Hygienists are also trained in therapeutic services such as administering local anesthesia, scaling, root planing, curettage, polishing and application of fluoride and sealants to control oral disease and maintain oral health.
Applications are accepted from March 1 - April 1.
If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the following business day.Find Out How to Apply