This program offers a curriculum that provides the student with the appropriate academic instruction to achieve eligibility for the National Board of Dental Hygiene Examiners written examination, and the Western Regional Examining Board Examination (WREB) for licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist, qualifying the candidate as stipulated in the California Dental Practice Act. A Certificate of Completion shall be issued “Certification in Administration of Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia and Periodontal Soft Tissue Curettage (SLN) after a student has achieved clinical competency of the three procedures. The Dental Hygiene Board of California set forth the requirements and the California Code of Regulations. 16 CCR 1107.
20 students are projected to earn the certificate annually.
The goal of the Cypress College Dental Hygiene Program is to provide the student with the educational opportunity to attain the knowledge, skills and values necessary to qualify for licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist and a professional member of the allied health team.
To be awarded the certificate, the student must pass DH 220 Clinical Dental Hygiene, DH 255 Dental Anesthesiology and DH 221 Clinical Dental Hygiene.
DH 220 and DH 221 are the third and fourth courses designed to prepare the student for clinical dental hygiene practice. Lecture and clinical instruction will be applied by experience on clinical patients in the Cypress College Dental Hygiene facility and off campus clinical site, and/or an enriching facility. An emphasis will be placed on the assimilation and utilization of previous instruction and demonstration of progressive learning. This course also emphasizes the performance of those expanded duties in dental hygiene as allowed by the California State Dental Practice Act, Dental Hygiene Board of California and the progressive development of professional and managerial skills
DH 255 is a third semester course that includes the theory and techniques of administration of local anesthesia and sedation in dentistry as related to the California State Dental Practice Act and Dental Hygiene Committee of California. The student will administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation in the clinical setting as a component of comprehensive patient care.
(Y1 or S1)
|DH 220||Clinical Dental Hygiene||6.5||S3|
|DH 255||Dental Anesthesiology||3||S3|
|DH 221||Clinical Dental Hygiene ||6.5||S4|