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Are you ready to take the next step? Learn more about what you need to do to get started in the Dental Hygiene program.

What To Know Before You Start

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Completing the application, meeting with an advisor, attending orientation, registering for classes...
these are all part of the college admissions process.



Additional Information

The two-year Dental Hygiene program begins each fall semester in August with a maximum capacity of 20 students. Selection for the program happens through a competitive application process. Refer to the program information packet for application filing deadlines.

​​​​Information Packet and Information Sessions

Drug Testing and Criminal Background Check

All students enrolled in allied health programs are required by Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo drug testing and a criminal background check after admission to the program.

Class Locations for El Centro Allied Health Programs 

Classes for the Medical Laboratory Technology and Paramedic programs are held at the El Centro Downtown Campus, 801 Main St. 

Classes in Dental Hygiene are held in the Dallas College Dental Hygiene Center, 1250 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75247, just east of I-35, Stemmons Expressway (in the six-story Comerica Bank building).​

All other allied health programs at El Centro hold classes in the Downtown Health Sciences Center (formerly El Centro Center for Allied Health and Nursing)​, 301 N. Market St. in the West End District of downtown Dallas, one block north of the El Centro Downtown Campus.


Parking is available behind the building. Students and community clinic patients may park in non-reserved or “compact car” parking spaces. Please do not park in covered parking or in spots which have a specific business name on them.