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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.

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 initial approval 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.

We expect to award our first bachelor of science degrees to the graduating class of 2018.

Learn About Our Entry-Level Track Baccalaureate Program
Next Program Information Night will be sometime in January, please check back for the date.
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Truc Nguyen, Dental Administrative Assistant


Office: Building 5300, Room 5312 
Patti Chan, RDH, MS
Dental Hygiene Program Director 
Ram Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Division Dean
Biological & Health Sciences Division

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