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  • Serving Over 3,000 Patients Per Year
  • Affordable Program - Financial Aid is Available
  • Interactive, Collaborative Learning

      As a teaching institution, our mission is to produce clinically competent, ethical, and knowledgeable dental hygienists. It is our privilege to provide quality dental hygiene treatment to the community when appropriate.


FREE Fall 2020 Courses!

Dental Infection Control Coordinator Certificate Program

Dental Infection Control Coordinator - Certificate Program Every dental office is required to have a dental infection control coordinator. This is a free noncredit course. It consists of two courses to prepare you for this role. These courses start August 24th on Fridays. Join us and earn your certificate as a Dental Infection Control Coordinator. This free two-course series is designed to prepare students for employment in positions as infection control coordinator in the dental setting. Every dental office is required to have an infection control coordinator. The dental infection control coordinator works in a dental healthcare facility overseeing infection control. Positions require excellent understanding of infection control process and procedures in the dental setting. Dental infection control coordinators find employment opportunities with dentists and clinics. Students will receive a Certificate after completing these courses:

DH460A - Introduction to Dental Infection Control

Provides instruction required for certification in role of infection control coordinator in the dental setting. Topics include chain of infection, evidence-based guidelines and standards, governing agency regulations, protocols and procedures for infection control, and development of an infection control protocol for a dental office. Offered in a Distance-Learning Format.

DH460B - Clinical Application to Dental Infection Control Lab: By appointment Fridays 8:00AM-11:50AM

Teaches, in a laboratory environment, the basic required protocols and procedures used in the dental setting for infection control and aseptic techniques, such as proper instrument sterilization, spore testing of sterilizers, and dental unit water quality standards.


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The College Dental Hygiene Program has placed a high value on educational excellence at the core of its curriculum since 1967. When you choose Cabrillo College for your education, you are choosing education that is:

  • Affordable - financial aid is available
  • Has great transfer rates to four year colleges and universities
  • Has a 100% pass rate on the National
    Board DH Exam
  • Had 100% pass rate on the Regional
    Board Exams

Those who are ready to apply to the program or are interested in the field of dental hygiene at Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program are encouraged to attend the DH Informational Night each fall.

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When I decided to go back to college, I was a 22 year old single mom with a two-year old daughter living in a converted garage. I was barely able to pay my bills and knew I wanted a better life. I always loved going to the dentist, so a career in dentistry appealed to me. During my time at Cabrillo I was blessed with excellent instructors who were invested in their students being excellent clinicians and preparing us for our future. I was able to buy a house within three years of graduation. I worked in private practice for 15 years, and now work at the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene program as an instructional assistant and I love being involved with the program. Throughout my career, being a Cabrillo graduate was highly regarded and sought after by prospective employers.
-- Elicia Hammond, RDH

Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) and follows the guidelines of the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC), the DH program's licensing body. Read about Licensure/Nolo Contendere

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