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Dental Hygiene

About the Program


The Dental Hygiene Program prepares you to assess the medical/dental status of patients, develop a dental hygiene care plan, implement appropriate dental hygiene care, and evaluate outcomes.


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Become a Dental Hygienist


You are a Dental Hygienist


Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene (BS-DH)

Dental Hygiene graduating class of 2018

Emeritus Program Director Phyllis Spragge, right, celebrates with the inaugural baccalaureate class on June 29, 2018. Read the stories of three of our graduates and about the program in a Los Altos Town Crier article, published July 11, 2018.

View photos of our current cohorts and graduating classes since 2018.

The Dental Hygiene Program at Foothill College now offers a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares you to take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination and qualify for the state or regional Dental Hygiene licensure examination.

Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, our program has been training dental hygienists since 1964.

Foothill was given approval on February 27, 2018 to participate in the pilot program for the baccalaureate degree by the 13-member California Community Colleges Board of Governors in consultation with representatives from the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems.

Learn about the Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Program
Click this link to watch the recording from the last Program Information Meeting was held on 1/13/21.
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We're Here to Help!

Truc Nguyen, Dental Administrative Assistant


Office: Building 5300, Room 5312 
Patti Chan, RDH, MS
Dental Hygiene Program Director 
Ram Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Division Dean
To meet with the dean, contact the Student & Faculty Support Center
Biological & Health Sciences Division


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