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Information on the program and admissions is provided in the link below.  Please download and review at your convenience.  If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Dental Hygiene Program administrative office.

CLICK HERE FOR Information Packet 2014


Dental Office Observation Form:  ALL applicants must submit an observation form prior to entering the dental hygiene program.  The purpose is to ensure potential dental hygiene students have a greater understanding of dental office operations and duties of the dental hygienist.

Ideally, the form should be submitted by the application deadline date in February of each year.  DO NOT submit form until you have submitted an application. 

To download the Observation Form CLICK HERE.


NOTICE: All students in the dental hygiene program recruit patients for their learning experiences. Patients can be family and friends yet must go through the screening process. The program has a strong foundation of patients as well, and continues to promote free services to the community.
Courses that require or may require patient experiences include: DH 108, DH 109, DH 112, DH 118, DH 122, and DH 202. During the summer after graduation, DH 26 Board Prep clinic provides graduates opportunities to continue screening patients for the clinical board examination.

For more information, contact:

Sylvia Banda-Ramirez
Administrative Secretary
Dental Hygiene Program
(619) 216-6665 Ext. 4862

Last updated: 9/29/2014 8:11:40 AM