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Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program

Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program (DH) is designed to educate and train students for entry level practice, obtain an Associate of Science degree and work in a structured health care setting. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), which allows eligibility to apply for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and Clinical Licensure.


  • Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene (F.4580.AS)

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  • Attend or view a Nursing & Allied Health Orientation.
  • Meet with an Allied Health counselor
  • Complete necessary program application prerequisites
  • Apply!

Courses and Information

Check our Catalog for recommended sequence of courses.  See our current Schedule of Classes.

License Exam Pass Rates

  • Graduating Class of 2017 National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) 20/22 passed 90%
  • Graduating Class of 2017 Clinical Licensure Examination 22/22 passed 100%


New Dental Hygiene Application Requirements

Beginning the fall 2016 application period for the Dental Hygiene Program, students are required to complete Communication 1 or 2, Psychology 2, and Sociology 1a as new DH application prerequisites. All program prerequisites must be completed with a “C” or better grade. Please continue to check online at for the updated fall 2016 DH application period.

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The dental hygiene program at Fresno City College is accredited by the American Dental Associations’ Commission on Dental Accreditation. The ADA CODA is the only nationally accepted accrediting body in Dental Hygiene. 

ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
211 E. Chicago Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60611-2678 


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