Dental Hygiene

CCD Dental Hygiene Open House/Advising Session

Reservations for October 2, 2018 are now CLOSED. 

Please check back soon for the next available date.

About Our Program

Located at our Lowry location, Community College of Denver (CCD) offers the largest and one of the most respected dental hygiene programs in the state. It is also one of only three community colleges in Colorado offering an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in dental hygiene.

Now offering a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in dental hygiene!

The newly accredited BAS in dental hygiene provides registered dental hygienists (RDH) an opportunity to continue their dental hygiene education, earn a baccalaureate degree and expand their career options with special emphasis in public health dental hygiene and elective courses in education.

CCD dental hygiene also offers a variety of continuing education courses. These courses are designed to expand the knowledge and skills of dental hygienists while fulfilling the requirements of the State of Colorado dental hygiene licensure.

To learn more, choose a tab below and explore what CCD has to offer.

Associate of Applied Science - Become a Registered Dental Hygienist

After you have completed the dental hygiene program at CCD (65 credits) along with the required prerequisites (28 credits), you will earn an associate degree and will be ready to take the licensure exams to become a registered dental hygienist. In that role, you will be a preventive oral health professional, providing educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to dental patients. This opens the door for you to work in a private dental practice, community dental health clinic, public school, clinical or basic science research laboratory, state or federal health facility, or in a management position with an entry wage of $35 to $45 per hour.

Bachelor of Applied Science - Degree Completion for Licensed Dental Hygienists

Continuing Education - Education courses for the licensed dental hygienist

CCD's Dental Hygiene Center for Continuing Education Excellence is pleased to offer opportunities for continuing education to our colleagues! All of our course offerings fulfill the Colorado State Board of Dentistry requirements for continuing education that went into effect March 1, 2016. Our current course offerings include Diode Laser Certification, Interim Therapeutic Restorations Certification (ITR), and Wound Healing.