Degrees in Dental Hygiene

El Centro College 

El Centro College is the only college of DCCCD with the Dental Hygiene program, offered for the first time in the fall of 2016. 

The program prepares graduates to be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and a regional clinical board in order to apply for licensure by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to become a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). 

Noncredit Program in Dental Assisting

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Mountain View and Richland College offer a noncredit Dental Assisting program, which can provide entry-level dental assisting experience.