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  • Dental Hygiene beach clean-up group pose for the camera
  • Group of dental hygiene students and staff posing
  • Student holding a pair of teeth in front of his face
  • Adel Krayer receives a certificate of appreciation from Erika Segovia
  • Long Beach Miller's Children's Walk Sept 22, 2013
  • Student presentors and faculty at the Table Clinic Competition - May 2013
  • Amanda Barney, Dr. Roodzant and Kristin Sims
  • Ina Zive, Adelle Krayer and Pat Stewart
  • Elena Franco, Adelle Krayer, and Elmer Herrerador
  • Dental hygiene student Sergio and anesthesia
  • Dental hygiene students celebrate Professor Loera's birthday
  • Dental hygiene student David with children
  • Dental hygiene student Lori in simulation lab
  • Dental hygiene Class of 2013 on dancing on float juding day
  • Ann Nguyen, Marcey Brabender and Monique LeBlanc
  • Dental hygiene student Kristen with sim  guy
  • Dental hygiene students in sim lab
  • Jackie and Joni win table clinic competition
  • Dental hygiene students going to clinic
  • Dental hygiene students making crafts to teach elementary children
  • Dental hygiene students in clinic
  • Dental hygiene Class of 2013
  • Dental hygiene students clowing around
  • Dental Hygiene Faculty
  • Dental hygiene student Gerardo in sim lab
  • Dental hygiene student fully garbed
  • Profs Fife and Brabender goofing around
  • Clinic students in mirror
  • Dental hygiene student David giving anesthesia
  • Prof Carroll and students in Nashville
  • Collage of dentla hygiene students
  • Prof Dani Carroll with Ester Wilkins in Nashville
  • dental hygiene students in the sim lab
  • Dental hygiene students in clinic
  • Table clinic presentations 2012
  • Dental hygiene student at Care Harbor LA
  • Class of 2013
  • Dental hygiene students in clinic
  • Diane Loera and DiAnn Fife
  • Dental hygiene student Chelsea in sim lab
  • Dental hygiene faculty 2012
  • Dental hygiene students Britt and David with nitrous oxide
  • Dental hygiene students in the siim lab
  • Ashley and jess taking impressions
  • Kaitlyn and Amanda's table clinic
  • Dental hygiene students walk for Millers Childrens hospital
  • Tooth fairies
  • Class of 2014
  • Dental hygiene wins first place in float competition 2011
  • Dental Hygiene faculty and Ester Wilkins in Nashville
  • Dental hygiene students and faculty with Dr. Oz at Care LA
  • Katie and Jenn win table clinic competition
  • Dental hygiene faculty at CDHA
  • Dental hygiene students dressed to teach students
  • Dental hygiene students relaxing
  • Dr. LeBlanc and students in dental materials
  • Dental hygiene students at SHOR
  • Dental hygiene students and faculty at Care Harbor LA 2012
  • Delegate Adriana Ramos at HOD
  • Dental hygiene faculty and Eric at SADHA
  • Professor Brabender
  • Class of 2013 at beach cleanup
  • Dental hygiene faculty at CDHA in 2012
  • Class of 2014
  • Float competition 2012
  • Dental hygiene students at Care harbor LA 2012
  • Dental hygiene students jump for joy at Care Harbor LA 2012
  • Dental hygiene student Francis teaching elementary students
  • Bri and Dexter
  • Dental hygiene students studying anatomy
  • Beach clean up 2011
  • Dental hygiene float 2011
  • Dental hygiene students and Prof Ninomiya in sim lab
  • Nicole in sim lab
  • Chiafang showing her clinic style
  • Prof Krayer congratulating grads
  • Dental hygiene student Katrina in Grease car
  • Marcey Brabender and Dani Carroll
  • Dental hygiene students Raiza mei and Donta

A registered dental hygienist is an oral health professional licensed in dental hygiene who provides preventive, educational and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of optimal oral health.

Dental hygiene is a rapidly growing profession.  The U.S. Department of Labor advises that dental hygiene is projected to be one of the 30 fastest growing occupations.  Population growth and greater retention of natural teeth will stimulate demand for dental hygienists.  California statistics  (California Employment Development Department) concur, projecting very strong growth in the number of opportunities available for registered dental hygienists, a trend driven by the public's heightened awareness of the importance of regular dental care and an aging population with extended dental care need.

The Cerritos College Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation.  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.  Our program has received full accreditation status each seven year accreditation cycle.

The Dental Hygiene Program is a two-year degree program.  Upon completion of the program, graduating students will receive an Associate in Arts Degree in Dental Hygiene and will qualify to take the National and State Board Dental Hygiene Examinations.  Successful passage of the examinations qualifies the graduate to practice dental hygiene in the State of California.

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