The Dental Hygiene Program focuses on essential competencies for the successful practice of the profession and inspires lifelong learning and service to the community.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BASDH) Pathway

Our program is nationally recognized for consistently graduating compassionate, skilled and intellectually strong dental hygienists. Our faculty strive for a friendly academic environment that supports and encourages students to perform their best. We balance the curriculum to help students develop the skills needed to be competent, successful and safe.

Our students learn the practice of dental hygiene in our Dental Hygiene Clinic and classrooms under the close supervision of the BASDH faculty. BASDH students and their patients benefit from the most current and best dental hygiene instruction and technologies, including electronic health records with digital radiography and computer-assisted anesthesia.

Information Sessions

We offer free informational sessions twice a year in summer and fall quarters. The next sessions are on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3 p.m.

Location for both sessions:

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Cascade Building, Level Three, Room 332
9401 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Find Out More

Application to the BASDH program occurs once per year in January. Please visit our Advising section for further information to see if you are eligible to apply to the program.


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Program Contacts

Dental Hygiene Advising
Dental Hygiene Patient Clinic
Clinic Secure Email
(health/dental records, X-rays, etc.)
Dental Hygiene Department