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An Accredited Dental Hygiene Program, serving our community since 1969


Producing clinically competent, ethical and knowledgeable Dental Hygienists.




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Beginning May 21, 2018 the Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Clinic will be closed for the summer. The clinic will reopen on Monday August 30th, 2018. Call the clinic, 831-479-6431, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 4:00 and leave your name with a telephone number, so you are placed on our Fall 2018 patient call list to schedule an appointment. Appointments will begin being scheduled on August 20 for the Fall 2018 semester.

For emergencies please contact your personal dentist.

Please note, that this teaching institution is not open when class is not in session.


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Dental Administrative Assistant/Dental Front Office

Noncredit Enhanced Skill Certificate

Interested in a career in Dental Front Office job?

Brush up on your dental/medical terminology

Courses are free!

For more information, please follow this   LINK


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  • Please see the frequently asked questions page for information regarding prerequisites.
  • Due to rigors of core courses, it is strongly recommended that ALL GE requirements be completed prior to entering the program.
  • Class of 2016:    100% pass rates on the National Board and on the clinical licensing DH examinations
    Class of 2017:    100% pass rate on the national board DH examination, clinical exams to be taken after graduation




 Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission  

of Dental Accreditation (CODA) and follows the guidelines of the Dental  Hygiene Committeeof California (DHCC), the DH program's licensing body.            

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Contact Information


Make an appointment to have your teeth cleaned!
Call 831.479.6431


Program Director: Noel Kelsch, RDH, RDHAP, MS
Program Director Assistant Bridgete Clark, RDH, DDS
Program Coordinator Natalya Miller
Program Office Email:
Phone: 831.479.6471
Office Hours:

Mon      1:00pm-4:00pm

Tues     8:00am-12:30pm
Fri        8:00am-12:30pm

Fax: 831.477.5687
Location: HW 2150 map >



To make an appointment with the

Academic Counselor, please call :


Dr. Cynthia S.T. FitzGerald PhD
Allied Health Director
Dr. Cynthia S.T. FitzGerald PhD
HAWK Associate Dean
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