Dental Hygiene Program
Dental Hygienists change lives one smile at a time! Choose a career path in which
the future is literally in your hands.
In the process of earning your Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Dental Hygiene Degree, you will gain practical skills, knowledge and confidence to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of your patients.
Earn your Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at CBC!
The Dental Hygiene program demands full-time classroom and clinical commitment and spans eight quarters total:
• Seven quarters dedicated to dental hygiene (DHYG) instruction
• One additional quarter for online 300-level bachelor courses, taken the summer before commencing the on-site DHYG courses.
At the CBC Dental Hygiene Program, our clinic serves both new and longstanding patients,
offering a dynamic environment for hands-on experience. However, it's essential to
understand that graduating requires fulfilling specific patient requirements and clinical
assessments. Consequently, students are in charge of their schedules, including booking
appointments and communicating with patients. While the program provides a foundational
patient pool, students must be proactive in managing their patient interactions; the
dental hygiene program does not solely oversee student scheduling.
The educational objective of the program is to prepare students who, upon graduation and successful completion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and Regional Board exams in Local Anesthesia, Restorative and Clinical Dental Hygiene, will be able to apply for licensure and practice Dental Hygiene. This program has limited enrollment.
Information Sessions are offered regularly throughout the year to give you an opportunity to meet the Director of Dental Hygiene, Counseling and Financial Aid. Information is provided regarding required prerequisites, the application process, and progression through the curriculum. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about the program.
Information sessions are scheduled for one hour and are free and open to anyone interested in a CBC Health Sciences program.
The Dental Hygiene program at CBC requires an expenditure of approximately $37,000 for tuition, books, uniforms, supplies and equipment during the two-year program. These figures are estimates and subject to change. Approximately $7,000 will be needed prior to the beginning of the first quarter. Upon graduation, students must take the NBDHE (National Board Dental Hygiene Exam) and a Regional board exam that includes Clinical boards on Local Anesthesia, Restorative (placing fillings on a typodont) and a Clinical board on a patient. These costs are in addition to the quoted cost of the program and are the responsibility of the student. Successful completion of these exams are required for licensure.
The Dental Hygiene program offers low cost dental care to adults, teens and children
in our community. Procedures are performed by students in the program and are supervised
by local dentists and also registered dental hygienists who are faculty members in
Dental Hygiene Clinic
Support the Patient Care Fund
Your support enables CBC Dental Hygiene students to provide non-surgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) to those in need in our community. In order for the students to provide comprehensive inital periodontal therapy for one patient, it costs our clinic $312. The Patient Care Fund provides funds to cover the cost of four quadrants (full mouth) of NSPT, re-evaluation, and one periodontal maintenance cleaning. This service provides vital training to our students while making a real and tangible difference in the lives of our patients.