Dental Hygiene
APPROXIMATE COST OF PROGRAM
 

The following list is an approximation for those expenses commonly experienced by students.  Each individual will find there is variation depending on the source and item purchased, and changing college enrollment fees.

*Registration Fee (41 units)
*Campus Center/Student Health Fee (four semesters)
*Parking Fee (four semesters)

*The above fees are not included in the approximate cost of the program as these fees are subject to change without notice.

Program Specific Costs (Approximated and subject to change)   $11,800 

Approximately $7210 will be needed at the beginning of the first semester.                       

  • During the last semester of the program, students will be required to take both the state and national board examinations prior to being licensed as a dental hygienist.
     
  • During the last semester of the program, students will be required to take both the state and national board examinations prior to being licensed to practice as a dental hygienist.
     
    • The fee for the national written examination is approximately $380 
    • The fee for the state clinical examination is approximately $650 with an additional expense for state board patients. 
       
  • Instrument kits, and student kits are designed by the program faculty.  The SCDH Program works specifically with vendors who have dental education at the forefront of their services.  The instrument kit is purchased in the first week of school.  Every effort is made to keep all costs at a minimum to the student.  Students are required to purchase the instrument kit through the program.
     
  • The dental Loupes representative will meet with the class and size each student the first week of school. Students are required to purchase thier loupes through the selected vendor.
     
  • Kilgore International, Inc. periodontal typodont will be purchased prior to the first week of school and the purchase information will be given to the student at the orientation meeting.
     
  • Enviropak, LLC reusable sterilization pouches (sizes pre-selected) will be purchased priro to the first week of school and the purchase information will be given to the student at the orientation meeting.
     
  • Uniforms are selected by the program faculty. Students may select any style desired in the required color.
     
  • Students will be required to join the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA/TBA annually)

This cost estimate does not include costs of transportation, campus parking, meals, or lodging for students.

 

Financial assistance is available.  Students seeking assistance should contact the  Financial Aid Office  on campus (242-7700).  There are scholarships available for dental hygiene students.      

 Dental Hygiene Student Handbook 
 Enrollment Information 
 Enrollment Criteria 
 Enrollment Process 
 Core Courses 
 

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