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The El Centro College Dental Hygiene program is a 68-credit hour curriculum leading to an Associate of Applied Sciences degree. A graduate of the program is eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and a regional clinical board in order to apply for licensure by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to become a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). The program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA ), 211 East Chicago Ave., Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60611; Telephone: 800-621-8099; Website: http://www.

Acceptance to the Dental Hygiene program is via a competitive selection process based primarily on grade point average on prerequisite courses and subsequent tiebreakers.

This information packet contains specific guidelines and requir ements for application to the program for the Fall 2017 semester only.  Application requirements and guidelines for future application to the program may change. Please ensure that you have the latest information packet available on our website.

By submitting an application packet, an individual verifies that they have 1) read the packet thoroughly, 2) obtained all necessary documents from designated website addresses, and 3) understood the policies and procedures for application and acceptance to the program.


For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.