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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 Courses!

Dental Administrative Assistant - Certificate of Completion

This free two-course series is designed to prepare students for employment in positions within dental healthcare and industry that involve performing as dental office personnel.  The Dental Administrative Assistant works in a dental healthcare facility doing front office and administrative tasks.  Positions require excellent communication and detail skills.  Dental Administrative Assistants find employment opportunities with dentists and clinics. Students will receive a Certificate after completing these courses:

Fall 2020 courses:

DH 459 Dental Insurance - Friday: 9:00 AM-12:05 PM

DH 455 Dental Terminology- Friday: 1:00-4:10

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Dental Hygiene Program Informational Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2020

This meeting will give you an overview of Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program, career opportunities and a chance to meet the Dental Hygiene counselor, faculty and students. You will get a tour of the state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene facility and campus.

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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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