Dental Hygiene Schools in Orange County, California


In California, the process of becoming a dental hygienist begins by enrolling at a qualified program that meets the standards set by the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Students who have earned a diploma or two-year associate degree are eligible to take national and state board exams required to get a license. Dental programs prepare graduates to work in dental offices, community dental clinics, hospital settings and public health agencies. There are a number of programs in Orange County that can help students take the first steps towards a dental career.

Cypress College

  • Cypress College is a public school that is part of the California Community College System. It is located near the Los Alamitos Army Airfield, offers an affordable two-year associate degree program for dental hygiene. The program focuses on the academic coursework and clinical instruction required to get a license in California. The program prepares students to take the standardized National Board of Dental Hygiene Examiners written examination, as well as the written and clinical exams for the California State Board. Day, evening and online classes are available.

    Dental Hygiene Program
    Cypress College
    Technical Education Building Three
    Cypress, CA?

American Career College

  • Located in Anaheim a few blocks from Knott's Berry Farm, the American Career College offers a nine-month dental hygiene diploma that offers instruction on taking and processing dental X-rays, making dental impressions, teeth polishing, plaque removal techniques and general skills required to work in the dental field. The program also requires clinical experience at an externship. Courses are taught at the Anaheim campus's new modern facility. Day and evening classes available.

    American Career College
    1200 N. Magnolia Ave.
    Anaheim, CA 92801

United Education International College

  • United Education International College is located in Anaheim, adjacent to the Metrocenter Fullerton Shopping Center. UEI offers an eight-month dental hygiene diploma program that includes coursework and clinical instruction, as well as an externship in a dental practice. The program focuses on teeth cleaning procedures, X-ray processes, obtaining dental impressions and general information on oral health care. Day and evening courses are available.

    United Education International College
    401 W. Carl Karcher Way
    Anaheim, CA 92801


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