Dental Hygiene

Once Accepted

Attend the Spring New Student Orientation

Please arrive early to allow time to find parking (campus parking permits required). Purchase a folder to use as a "Professional Documents Folder." Keep copies of immunizations, test results, correspondence, and forms regarding the DH Program. Bring a photo ID (California Drivers license). Bring a pen or pencil, paper for taking notes.

Clinical Compliance Session

Attend the required Spring Clinical Compliance Meeting. Please arrive early to allow time to find parking (campus parking permits required). Purchase a folder to use as a "Professional Documents Folder." Keep copies of immunizations, test results, correspondence, and forms regarding the DH Program. Bring a pen or pencil and paper for taking notes along with your "Professional Documents Folder." Please do not begin any program or clinical compliance requirements until after the clinical compliance meeting.

CPR Requirements

Regardless of prior certification, each student is required to obtain and/or maintain current American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.

  • A photocopy of the front and back of the Course Completion Card must be provided and kept on file in the DH Program Office.

  • A scanned copy of the front and back of the Course Completion Card must be uploaded to the Certified Document Tracker by the date specified.

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Financial Information

Approximate Financial Expenditures

  • Cabrillo College student tuition, fees and books for the duration of the program.

  • Dental hygiene student instructional kit is approximately $5500-$6000.

  • Required purchase of loupes (magnifying glasses) at approximately $1200.

  • Additional expenses are uniforms and miscellaneous supplies, such as gloves and masks.

  • National Board and Regional Board exams will be taken at the end of the second year. Fees will vary depending on the exam each student chooses to take.

Deferral Policies

If you need a deferral, please review these two policies.

Accessibility

The Accessibility Support Center (ASC) provides services, accommodations, and academic support for students with disabilities and learning differences at Cabrillo College.

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Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) and follows the guidelines of the Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC), the DH program's licensing body.