Dental Hygiene

Overview

Sacramento City College Dental Hygiene

The Sacramento City College Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

For more detailed information related to the program, students should consult the current version of the PDF DownloadDental Hygiene Program Handbook (PDF).

Career Options

The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for employment as a dental hygienist. The registered dental hygienist is a licensed, professional, oral health educator, and clinician who works under the direction and supervision of a licensed dentist to provide preventive and therapeutic services for the control of oral diseases.

Program and Employment Outcomes

Program Outcomes
Cohort Attempt National Board Clinical Board
2012 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 22/23 96% 23/23 100% 23/23 100%
2013 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 3 rd attempt 19/19 100% 17/19 89% 18/19 95% 19/19 100%
2014 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 3 rd attempt 16/21 76% 17/21 81% 20/21 95% 19/21 90% 20/21 95%
2015 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 21/21 100% 21/21 100%
2016 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 22/22 100% 21/22 95% 22/22 100%
2017 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 22/23 96% 23/23 100% 22/23 100%
2017 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 21/21 100% 21/21 100%
2018 1 st attempt 2 nd attempt 20/21 21/21 100%
Graduate Employment Outcomes
Cohort Employment in a dental office or continuing education (6 months post grad) (1 year post grad)
2012 22/23 23/23
2013 14/19 *5 unknown 19/19
2014 12/21 *6 unknown 20/21
2015 21/21 21/21
2016 22/22 22/22
2017 22/23 21/21
2018 TBD TBD

Costs of the Program

In addition to normal student expenses, the Dental Hygiene Program requires an expenditure of approximately $11,700.00. Costs listed are estimates only; exact costs may vary. Funds paid for instruments, equipment, uniforms, SADHA, DCHA, and class dues are non-refundable.

Additional Expenses
Estimated Expense Low End
Clinic Shoes (OSHA approved) $50.00
Clinical Instruments and Equipment $8,714.13
Uniforms $150.00
SADHA Membership $65.00
Hepatitis B Vaccine $115.00
Magnification Glasses and Light $1,600.00
Malpractice Insurance (once per year) $15.00
Class Dues (per month) $20.00
CDHA Dues (once per year) $25.00
Books $570.00
HESI Assessments $170.00
Program CPR $50.00
Anna Pattison Videos $99.99
Gloves $70.00

More About the Program

Dental Hygiene Program Details

SCC Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic

Commission on Dental Accreditation

Commission on Dental Accreditation

211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(800) 621-8099

Commission on Dental Accreditation

Health and Health Professions

Health and Health Professions meta major

This program is part of the Health and Health Professions meta major.

Health and Health Professions