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Dental Hygiene Program

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Mission Statement                                

The Program is committed to creating an educational enviroment that will foster the development of learning as  a   life-long process, providing students with the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skils and overall framework of affective values to provide dental hygiene care for a diverse, dynamic  population.                                                        


The Program will develop and implement a premier educational program incorporating creative, scholarly activity, outstanding service and continuing professional development for students, faculty, staff and the community we serve.

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For more details about the Dental Hygiene Program, please visit the DACC Catalog


There are five (5) specific objectives for student learning outcomes in the Dental Hygiene Program. These are linked directly to the DACC Goals for student learning outcomes.

  1. Communicate effectively, verbally, non-verbally and in writing with individuals and groups from diverse populations.
  2. Apply ethical standards of conduct to personal life, professional roles and assume responsibility for self-assessment and lifelong learning.
  3. Apply numerical information and evidence-based research to the practice of dental hygiene.
  4. Use critical thinking and problem solving in the provision of evidence-based practice and promotion of patient health and wellness.
  5. Provide relevant, individualized, quality education, prevention strategies, and therapeutic services that will enhance oral and systemic health.


Goals have been established in four areas to help define the intended outcomes of the DACC Dental Hygiene Program, these include:

  • Teaching and Education
  • Patient Care
  • Service.



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For More Information

phone: 575-528-7071

How to Apply to the DACC Dental Hygiene Program

Please register for a session by clicking here



Zoom link to join

September 13 6pm

October 21 12pm

November 15 6pm

December 9 3pm


 If you need further assistance or have specific questions, please contact the program at 

If you are a student interested in applying to the DACC Dental Hygiene Program, please read the prospective student information handbook to learn about the program, what is required to apply and the application process.

Please do not submit an application prior to March 15 of the year in which you plan to apply. You may open the application to read additional instructions but do not submit enter information and submit until the cycle opens. 

Prospective Applicant Information Handbook ▸

The application is open from March 15 to May 15 of each year.


If you have read the prospective applicant information handbook and are ready to apply to the program please open the Dental Hgyiene Application and follow the instructions to apply. The application is located on the link below and on the side bar under the Program Additional Information. 

DACC Dental Hygiene Application ▸