Dental Hygiene


Attention Students:

Clark College has proposed offering a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Dental Hygiene (DH) degree to replace the associate level degree.  The proposal has been submitted to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Pending NWCCU’s approval, students will be accepted to the BAS program and begin fall quarter 2015. Please see the proposed prerequisites, point system, and curriculum below.

Dental hygienists are professional members of the dental health team, providing skilled care using the highest professional knowledge, judgment and ability.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The curriculum is seven quarters and includes those expanded duties allowed by Washington State Law, including clinical experience in the Clark dental hygiene clinic under the supervision of licensed dentists and licensed dental hygienists.

Dental Hygiene Information:

To have an application sent or for information about how to apply, contact the Admissions Office at heoc@clark.edu

For advising questions or information regarding preliminary requirements, contact the Health Occupation Advising Office at heoc.ed.adv@clark.edu

If you have already applied and submitted the $50.00 application fee and want to check on the status of your application, contact the Health Occupation Credentials Evaluation Office at healthoccred@clark.edu

Expanded Functions Continuing Education Courses

This summer, Dental Hygiene will offer expanded functions courses in nitrous oxide administration and restorative. For more information please contact Kristin Reef through Corporate & Continuing Education at 360-992-2520.